First Look: Brandon Routh as Dylan Dog in Dead of Night!
by Alex Billington
May 6, 2009
Earlier this week, a few websites were flown down to New Orleans to check out the set of Dead of Night, the adaptation of the Dark Horse comic Dylan Dog. Ex-Superman Brandon Routh stars as Dylan, a penniless nightmare investigator who investigates the murder of his friend in a New Orleans populated by undead and supernatural creatures. Five of the websites who attended the set visit have debuted the first batch of photos from the film, including our first look at Routh as Dylan, Sam Huntington as his sidekick Marcus, and Taye Diggs as Vargas, the leader of a family of vampires. Check out all of the photos below.
Any of the photos can be clicked on for full-size versions. Dylan Dog is an Italian comic series created by Tiziano Sclavi that was first published in 1986. The series was brought over to the US by Dark Horse Comics, where Hellboy's Mike Mignola gave it a revamp with new cover art. Platinum Studios and Hyde Park Films are bringing us this adaptation, with a screenplay written by Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly. Directing is Kevin Munroe, of the animated TMNT previously. Even though these photos may look bland, don't fear, because Dead of Night is packed full of vampires, werewolves, and zombies.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
And what about Groucho? Hey i am italian and Dylan Dog was my favorite comic... good old days.
FlaWiio on May 6, 2009
Sounded cool until I heard vampires
Dan W on May 6, 2009
Wow Dylan Dog. This is good stuff. I doubt there's even a large fanbase for this, at least one that keeps up with news like this mainstream. I used to read these in Italy.
Hey Ya on May 6, 2009
Vampire on a cell phone ... scary!
Jason on May 6, 2009
WoW what a horrible miscast.
Tom on May 7, 2009
I smell "The Spirit."
clippersman on May 7, 2009
What has Clark Kent gotten himself into?
Cmurder on May 7, 2009
Don't know to much about this... Seems pretty cool though.
blake on May 7, 2009
Fisherr on May 7, 2009
hey guys Read my Blog "3 Dead Days of Nite" @ myspace.com/doriandardar to learn about how the King of All Shaman-Ninjas got the drop on Ol' Dylan Dog!
badninja9 on May 10, 2009
Wow.... Brandon Routh is soooo cool....
Chika on Jul 15, 2009
wooww Brandon Routh is so handsome..! I think he's the most suitable actor to act as Dylan Dog.. I'm waiting for your next film..
salmah.. on Sep 30, 2009
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