Plot details surface for Dylan Dog film
Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group and Platinum Studios Inc. have announced that principal photography has wrapped in New Orleans, Louisiana, on the supernatural thriller Dead of Night (set visit preview).
The film, which is also a presentation of the Omnilab Media Group, is based on the world’s best-selling horror comic series, “Dylan Dog,” created by Tiziano Sclavi and published by Italy’s Sergio Bonelli Editore. The comic book series has sold over 56 million units in 17 languages since its debut in 1986.
Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) stars as reluctant paranormal investigator Dylan Dog, who finds himself in a “turf war” between and among the undead, and Sam Huntington who co-stars as Marcus, Dylan’s wise-cracking trusted assistant. Also co-starring are Taye Diggs (House on Haunted Hill) as Vargas, head of the Vampire family, Anita Briem (Journey to the Center of the Earth) as Elizabeth, another potential in the long line of Dylan conquests and Peter Stormare (Constantine), as Wolfgang, the head of the werewolf family.
The film is directed by Kevin Munroe, whose 2007 re-imagining of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles resurrected the billion dollar franchise and is written by Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly (Sahara).
“Dylan Dog is a character that brilliantly mixes charisma, affability, and hard-driven principles,” says Munroe. “I couldn’t be happier with Brandon’s portrayal – he meshed all of those aspects into a charming action hero, funny as he was ass-kicking. I can’t wait to share his work with the world.”