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First Look: Brandon Routh as Dylan Dog in Dead of Night!

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May 6, 2009

Dylan Dog

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.

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Dead of Night
Taye Diggs - Dead of Night
Sam Huntington - Dead of Night

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.

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  • http://www.graphic.it/flavioblog FlaWiio
    And what about Groucho? Hey i am italian and Dylan Dog was my favorite comic... good old days.
  • Dan W
    Sounded cool until I heard vampires
  • Hey Ya
    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.
  • Jason
    Vampire on a cell phone ... scary!
  • Tom
    WoW what a horrible miscast.
  • clippersman
    I smell "The Spirit."
  • Cmurder
    What has Clark Kent gotten himself into?
  • blake
    Don't know to much about this... Seems pretty cool though.
  • Fisherr
    Good stuff.
  • badninja9
    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!
  • http://chikalearntospeak.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/superman-returns-review Chika
    Wow.... Brandon Routh is soooo cool....
  • salmah..
    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..

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