Johnny Depp has been trying for years to get an adaptation of the 1960s television series Dark Shadows made into a movie, but, a few months ago, it finally became a reality when both he and Tim Burton signed on to the project with the intention to begin filming in January 2011. Unfortunately for Johnny, it now looks like he'll have to wait an extra four months. Deadline reports that the production of the film has been set back to April, though no official reason for the move is given. The script has been written by Seth Grahame-Smith, of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fame, who came onto the project after the departure of Big Fish writer John August.

What now complicates things is Depp's involvement in Kathryn Bigelow's Triple Frontier/Sleeping Dogs (who the hell knows the real title). While the actor isn't officially attached to the film as they are trying to figure out scheduling issues. The film is supposed to start filming in February and Depp has expressed keen interest in working alongside co-star Tom Hanks and the Hurt Locker director, but his passion for Dark Shadows and friendship with Tim Burton might prove a fairly large obstacle.

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