'Dark Shadows' release date announced ... sorta

Even though the world is going to end in 2012, IMAX is planning on sticking around until at least 2013 based on a press release that inadvertently leaks the release dates for several Warner Bros. movies over the next three years.

SCI FI Wire broke the story where IMAX, the film format company, touted a 20 picture deal with Warner, which included tidbits on when the next Batman, Superman, Harry Potter and Hobbit movies would hit.  Also leaked was news the Johnny Depp-produced, Tim Burton-directed film version of vampire soap Dark Shadows would hit in 2011, 2012 or 2013.

Granted, up to three years away seems like a long time, especially considering the Mayan calendar imposing end date, but Shadows is rumored to begin filming in fall 2010, so some hot Barnabas action may be closer than we think.