Routh is Dylan Dog?

Brandon Routh must be wiped out from all the excessive lifting in SUPERMAN RETURNS -- he's been pretty low-profile since stripping off the tight blue suit. And while it remains to be seen if the big red 'S' will become a franchise character for Routh, he's apparently found another with such potential.

According to the usually reliable Lying in the Gutters, Routh will ditch the spit-curl to star as DYLAN DOG, the title character of a long-running Italian comic. The stories revolve around the charismatic but neurotic London-based "nightmare investigator" who looks into all things supernatural.

Director David R. Ellis (FINAL DESTINATION 2, SNAKES ON A PLANE) will helm the project, which has a reported budget of $35 million and seems to be going by the title DEAD OF NIGHT. Routh will get a taste of weird before that -- he's appearing (along with Mickey Rourke and... Ashley Olsen?) in the adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel THE INFORMERS.
Extra Tidbit: Dylan Dog's appearance is supposedly based on actor Rupert Everett, who starred in the zombie gem DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE (aka CEMETERY MAN), based on the novel by DOG creator Tiziano Sclavi.



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