With Dylan Dog finally headed to the big screen under the U.S. title Dead of Night, one has to wonder if it will pave the way for other iconic comic book characters who fight monsters. I’m thinking a Cal McDonald movie would be very nice…
An article in Screen Daily has a bit more on Dead of Night, which stars Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) as Dylan and is being directed by TMNT helmer Kevin Munroe. Seems the setting is being changed from London to New York, no surprise there, and will follow Dylan as he’s pulled back into the nightmare world when a beautiful woman goes to him saying she saw her father killed by a mysterious creature.
“It was important to create a story that would also be relevant to those who know nothing about Dylan,” Munroe told the site. “What has set Dylan Dog apart, and has for long contributed to his success, isn’t pure action in a world populated by absurd monsters – the most exciting journey is an emotional one. Dylan Dog is not a superhero, nor is he supernatural. He is a man who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances.”
Indeed, a trip to the big screen is pretty extraordinary for a comic book character who has a very small, but very loyal, following in the U.S. No word on when shooting starts, but expect to hear a lot more about Dead of Night very soon!
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