Interview: Brandon Routh Talks ‘Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night’ Details

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 12:11 pm,

Dylan Dog Dead of Night Movie Interview: Brandon Routh Talks Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night Details

Brandon Routh’s new horror-comedy Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night opens in theaters this weekend.

The story and characters, which are based on the popular Italian comic Dylan Dog by Tiziano Sclavi, enjoyed a previous cinematic depiction with the 1994 Italian cult favorite, Cemetery Man.

Take a look at the brief synopsis for Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night below:

The adventures of supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog (Routh), who seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans.

We had the chance to sit down with stars Brandon Routh (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World), Sam Huntington (Being Human), and director Kevin Munroe (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) about translating the film for an American audience – while staying faithful to the source material and the appeal of a classically lighthearted (yet action packed) monster movie.

Routh and Munroe have been attached to the project for three years. While Huntington and Routh became good friends while working together on Superman Returns and their natural chemistry shows up both in their on-screen dynamic – as well as in a more casual interview setting. As seen in the trailer, there is a sense of shared humor and genuine support that lends itself to the relationship the characters have in this film.

For helmer Kevin Munroe, Dylan Dog offered an opportunity for the director to work on a project that represented everything he “loved about movies growing up.” A film where you can “laugh and be scared” and enjoy action all at once. The challenge for him became translating a film that he likens to more of an America Werewolf in London tone but for a modern audience.

Take a look at our video roundtable interviews below. You may note the interesting vertical frame of the video, we wish we could say that this was a creative choice on our part, unfortunately, we simply grabbed the first device handy with which to shoot:

Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night Brandon Routh and Sam Huntington Interview Part 1:


Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night Brandon Routh and Sam Huntington Interview Part 2:


Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night Director Kevin Munroe Interview Part 1:


Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night Director Kevin Munroe Interview Part 2:


Dylan Dog: Dead of Night opens in theaters this Friday, April 29th.

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  1. Brandon Routh is one of the cooler actors around.

    He was undermined on Superman.

  2. Ja

    Should be in this next Supes film.,He got hosed

  3. Totally agree,,,

    All hail, Lord Garth Formerly of Izar!


  4. Routh WAS and IS Superman and just as important Clark. He found that perfect balance between his two halves. He def got screwed because Returns wasn’t a success.

    • Couldn’t agree more.

    • It would have made a profit if they hadn’t included the 50 million the prior non filmed versions saddled it with.

  5. Great! Brandon Routh AND Sam Worthington in the same movie. They are such one note actors, if they were a sandwich they would be white bread with powdered mashed potatoes. Bland and blander.

    This has epic fail written all over it. Pass.

    • By “This has epic fail written all over it”, I presume you mean your comment has epic fail?

      Because it behooves me to point out that “Sam Worthington” is not in this film. Sam Huntington is.

      Corrections aside, I’d have to disagree with you regarding Brandon Routh. He’s an excellent actor with a wide range. He has amply demonstrated this in all his OTHER roles.

    • Too right santa. Just like a sad sack can sometimes garner pity fks, so Routh garners pity praise.

  6. Any problems with Superman Returns were not with its Superman.
    To the extent the film has a poor reputation, poorer than it deserves,
    it is unfortunate Brandon tends to get blamed as being partly responsible.

    Brandon Routh is a class act as was a fine Superman.
    If the powers that be are paying any attention they do not
    have to look very far for their Superman for the Justice League.

    • LOL. No bb.

      • Whatever that means.
        At least you are laughing.
        Incoherence is bliss apparently.

  7. I read somewhere tha the original title for Singer’s Superman movie was Superman Returns: To Stalk Lois Lane and Her Kid.