ComingSoon have been chatting with actor Brandon Routh about his character Dylan Dog in the upcoming film 'Dead of Night'. Dylan Dog is a character born in the pages of Tiziano Sclavi's Italian comic books.
"[The story is] about Dylan who's a nightmare investigator and primarily in this film we're going to be involved with zombies and werewolves and vampires and some activity that occurs there creating comedy, action, horror and the thrills ensue"
The film, helmed by Kevin Munroe, could have been called Dylan Dog, but Routh has confirmed that 'Dead of Night' it will stay. Regarding the faithfulness to the Sclavi comic, fans should expect a minor change in Dylan's sidekick who, in the source material, was the spitting image of Groucho Marx.
"In the translation to film, it's not going to quite translate the way that you want it to and so unfortunately Groucho won't be a part of the film," Routh explains. "But there's going to be an amazing sidekick and assistant and he's going to be a really great character that people will fall in love with, I think. They might be upset at first, but we'll woo them and do our best to bring back all the elements in keeping with the Dylan Dog lore. It's always a challenge when you go from a comic book to a film. You have to make decisions about what's going to play and what's not going to play and how do you make it work because they're completely different mediums. So it's a challenge."
Routh is next appearing in NBC's 'Fear Itself'.