Our man Andrew Kasch was just at an Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem DVD event that was also attended by, among others, effects man Tom Woodruff (Tremors, Alien 3, Wolf, Starship Troopers, etc.). Tom gave the crowd in attendance the good news that one of his next gigs would be Paul Weitz’s Cirque du Freak!
Based on the novel of the same name by Darren Shan, Cirque du Freak is about a young boy who meets a mysterious man at a freak show who he later finds out is a vampire. A series of strange events go down that force the kid to leave his normal life behind and travel with the Cirque du Freak and become a vampire himself.
We can only assume Woodruff will be in charge of creating the freaks that populate the sideshow attraction, which is damn good news for the film! Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly and Ken Watanabe are just some of the other names involved in the project, which is definitely getting more interesting!
Keep it here for more Cirque du Freak news as we get it!
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