Admittedly, the horror content of this year’s WonderCon, which takes place at San Francisco’s Moscone Center South from April 1st through 3rd, is a bit light; but if you’re planning to attend, this latest bit of scheduling news should brighten your day: Exclusive footage from Dylan Dog: Dead of Night will debut during Saturday night’s Masquerade Ball.
From the Press Release:
Director Kevin Munroe and the film’s co-star Sam Huntington will be on-hand to introduce new exclusive footage from Dylan Dog: Dead of Night during the Masquerade Ball on Saturday night, April 2nd. The Ball begins at 8:30 pm in the Esplanade Ballroom, and the Dylan Dog component runs from 8:30-9:00 pm.
Based on one of the world’s bestselling comic book series worldwide, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night blends horror, humor and sophisticated storytelling set in the backstreets of New Orleans – a city with a long and storied history with the supernatural. The story revolves around Dylan Dog, the world’s only private investigator of the undead with a business card that features his slogan, “investigator of the paranormal: no pulse, no problem.” Along with his assistant Marcus, Dylan will go where the living dare not — facing down friend and foe alike, until justice is done.
Starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Sam Huntington (Being Human [US]), Anita Briem (Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D) and Taye Diggs (Rent), the film is directed by Kevin Munroe (TMNT). OMNI/FSR will release Dylan Dog: Dead of Night nationwide on Friday, April 29th.
Dylan Dog, the beloved Italian horror comic book series, was created in 1986 by Tiziano Sclavi and published by Sergio Bonelli Editore (SBE). It has sold more than 60 million units in over seventeen countries around the world. Dylan’s adventures have always tipped their hat to traditional horror elements with numerous “tributes” to the classic monsters (i.e., Frankenstein, The Werewolf, Dracula and many others), but they also deal with questioning the human condition.
The film is a Hyde Park Entertainment, Platinum Studios, Inc. and Omnilab Media Group presentation. The producers are Ashok Amritraj (Premonition, Traitor), Scott Mitchell Rosenberg (Men In Black, Cowboys & Aliens) and Gilbert Adler (Constantine, Superman Returns). The Executive Producers are Christopher Mapp (Tomorrow When the War Began), Matthew Street (W.), Peter D. Graves (Terminator Salvation), Will French (Stone), Kevin Munroe (TMNT), Stephen Roberts (Game of Death), Patrick Aiello (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li),Lars Sylvest (Death Sentence), David Whealy (The Messenger), and Randy Greenberg (Cowboys & Aliens). The screenplay is written by Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly (whose credits together include Sahara and the upcoming Conan the Barbarian and Doctor Strange). The behind-the-scenes collaborators include the three-time Academy Award®-winning make-up effects company DRAC Studios (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Mrs. Doubtfire, Bram Stokers’ Dracula).
For more on the other genre-related events happening this weekend at WonderCon, read our previous article on Horror Related Events and Panels at WonderCon 2011. Enjoy the show!
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