First Glimpse: ‘Dylan Dog: Dead of Night’


Fans of Brandon Routh have been anxiously waiting for this next starring role project on the big screen and he returns to the comic book genre in “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night,” the popular comic book character from Italian horror comics series created by Tiziano Sclavi.

(Click here to see our Exclusive Test Screening Review of ‘Dylan Dog: Dead of Night’)

The movie is directed by Kevin Munroe (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) and also stars Anita Briem, Peter Stormare, Sam Huntington and Taye Diggs. This sounds like a really cool cast ensemble and I have enjoyed these actors’ previous works. It will be interesting to see them together. But, it will be most interesting to see Routh on the big screen once again.

Since his performance in “Superman Returns,” we have been able to see him in various movies and TV shows, such as “Chuck” where he truly stold the show in my opinion. He is a fantastic actor who was really under-utilized with “Superman Returns.” He had minimal lines there, but then again so did everyone else. Now, after watching him on “Chuck,” I have no doubt of his talent. I am sure he can pull this off as well as any heroic lead role thrown his way.

I am also hoping that he isn’t replaced by a newcomer for the role of “Superman” in the next movie, because other that Tom Welling — who is already involved with the “Superman” universe — I find it offensive to the fans and the mythos for Superman to be re-cast again. But this is a whole other subject.

With “Dead of Night,” Routh will be playing the lead once again. We are hoping to see him in a more physical role here. He certainly looks good as Dylan Dog, and if the embedded video below is any sign of how cool and dark this movie will be, then we can expect greatness.

Check out this cool description from the deadofnight-themovie website: “Dylan Dog is the world’s only private investigator of the undead with his business card clearly reading ‘investigator of the paranormal: no pulse, no problem.’ While he knows all of their underworld secrets and intercine rivalries, Dylan is also increasingly convinced that, like any normal person, the less he has to do with the undead and their myriad problems, the better. However, a missing artifact, a beautiful heiress and a brutal murder conspire to drag him back into the dark world of the undead.”

In the clip below, which gives the public its first glimpse at the movie footage, we see Dylan Dog interacting with some freaky looking vampires and just being a bad-ass.

“Dylan Dog: Dead of Night” is set to be released sometime in 2010.

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