The fellows over at Comic Book Resources got wind of the news regarding who would be playing the lead role in a big screen version of the Italian comic book Dylan Dog. News of the casting was leaked to the Lying in the Gutters column of the site. It was there that we learned actor Brandon Routh, who less than wowed us last year in Superman Benchpresses Kryptonite, has been tapped to play the comic’s title character in the upcoming film titled Dead of Night.
Final Destination 2 and Snakes on a Plane helmer David R. Ellis is set to direct this adaption, which is being written by Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dead Donnelly. The crew has been granted a decent sum of $35 million to shoot here in the States, but what worries me the most is taking the locations out of England (where the action is based in the comics) and Americanizing it. Will it work?
This isn’t the first time the nightmare investigator has been on film. Rupert Everett played the character, though under a different name, in the cult classic Cemetery Man. The details on why Rupert was playing two roles from the same comic is a bit complicated to explain for those who have not read the mag, so we’ll just leave that for another time.
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