Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) will play the lead role in Dead of Night, which is based on SAF Comics’ best-selling horror comic book series “Dylan Dog,” created by Tiziano Sclavi and first published in Italy by Sergio Bonelli Editore.
The movie will be directed by David R. Ellis, who started his career as a stuntman and in recent years has directed such movies as Final Destination 2, Cellular and Snakes on a Plane. The screenplay was written by Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly.
The “Dylan Dog” movie, which is being produced by Arclight Films in Los Angeles, has a budget of $35 million. Principal photography is planned to start soon on locations in Connecticut.
Dylan Dog’s graphic representation was inspired by English actor Rupert Everett. Dylan Dog is a penniless nightmare investigator who defies the whole preceding horror tradition with a vein of surrealism and an anti-bourgeois rhetoric. The true monsters in many of these stories are human beings.