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Routh is Dylan Dog?

10.09.2007
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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2:48PM on 10/12/2007

it will be hard....

... to surpass the beauty and weirdness of DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE (aka CEMETERY MAN); however, it has a lot of potential if they do it right. When I see things like this, I often hope that the director is a fan first, and looking to exploit the property second like Del Torro & Hellboy. Otherwise things get watered down and end up sucking, even if they are successful.
... to surpass the beauty and weirdness of DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE (aka CEMETERY MAN); however, it has a lot of potential if they do it right. When I see things like this, I often hope that the director is a fan first, and looking to exploit the property second like Del Torro & Hellboy. Otherwise things get watered down and end up sucking, even if they are successful.
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8:00PM on 10/10/2007

yeah, great.

This could be seriously badass, if only David R. Ellis suddenly died and another director that didn't suck came in and replaced him. I'm sure a few months before this is released, the title will change to something like DETECTIVE NIGHTMARE! with Ellis, once realizing he's screwed up yet another potentially cool movie, claiming that he never meant for it to be serious, anyway.
This could be seriously badass, if only David R. Ellis suddenly died and another director that didn't suck came in and replaced him. I'm sure a few months before this is released, the title will change to something like DETECTIVE NIGHTMARE! with Ellis, once realizing he's screwed up yet another potentially cool movie, claiming that he never meant for it to be serious, anyway.
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8:51AM on 10/10/2007

TIGHT

That's awesome news that their filming a version of Ellis' "The Informers".

It is a short-story collection, though, so they'll have to cherry pick the best stuff.
That's awesome news that their filming a version of Ellis' "The Informers".

It is a short-story collection, though, so they'll have to cherry pick the best stuff.
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6:07AM on 10/10/2007
Who will they cast as Dylan Dog's Groucho Marx look-a-like sidekick? That's always been one of the main things that stopped previous attempts...
Who will they cast as Dylan Dog's Groucho Marx look-a-like sidekick? That's always been one of the main things that stopped previous attempts...
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