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.
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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