Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, the film that features not only vampires, zombies, but werewolves as well, is now in theaters! Woo! The film is based one of the world’s bestselling comic book series with over 70 million readers worldwide. The story revolves around Dylan Dog, the world’s only private investigator of the undead with a business card that features his slogan, “No pulse, No problem.” The folks over at ScreenCrave recently chatted with the two stars of the film, Brandon Routh and Sam Huntington (who also plays werewolf Josh in SyFy’s Being Human), about what it was like working on Dylan Dog, check it out.
When it comes to Dylan Dog, there’s Cemetery Man – which has little bearing on this film – and the comic books. But what kind of research did you guys do on this stuff?
Brandon Routh: I read the english translations of Dylan Dog – there’s only six. I had a friend who grew up reading Dylan Dog because he grew up in Italy so I got the down-low from him about Dylan, and I looked through some of his Italian comics.
Sam Huntington: I didn’t because the character was brand new and also it was pretty clear what was going on with him. How I played him pre-zombie informed who he was as a zombie. It was pretty cut-and-dry. And also we created a lot on set. A lot of it was going to the scene and we discovered a lot of fun stuff and new stuff.
What was your favorite scene between the two of you in Dylan Dog?
Brandon Routh: My favorite scene is…
Sam Huntington: I liked the crypt one, I don’t know why.
Brandon Routh: You’re great. That was a weird day for me.
Sam Huntington: Was it?
Brandon Routh: Yeah, I don’t remember why. I think it’s because I don’t say very much so I felt weird that I wasn’t saying anything, just listening to you freak out.
Sam Huntington: Maybe that’s why I like it. But maybe that’s why it’s good for me because that’s kind of who our characters are. You are silently watching me panic.
Brandon Routh: I really enjoy the first time you see us together. Also, where I shoot him.
How would you compare working with Taye Diggs to Peter Stomarre?
Brandon Routh: Taye is more reserved and Peter was more gregarious.
Sam Huntington: Outgoing.
Brandon Routh: He’s fantastic. He encompassed the character Wolfgang – where Taye was more subdued in his performance as Vargas, which is cool because that’s the difference between a vampire and a werewolf.
Sam Huntington: Taye’s also the most even-tempered, wonderful guy. The sweetest. The character he plays within his quiet moments – that’s when he’s being really sinister. That’s who he is, only he’s awesome. Stomarre is just a free spirit. He’s just really loud, just everything you wanted him to be. I’ve always looked up to Peter Stromare and he’s one of the most talented character actors out there. I was so thrilled to get a chance to work with him and he was super outgoing, he wanted to talk and engage, and always wearing tracksuits. He was my type of guy. They were both my types of guys in very different ways.
Read the full interview HERE!
For more info on this film head over to the official Dylan Dog: Dead of Night website.
And make sure to check out the trailer below:
Are any of you heading to the theater to check this one out? Or are you waiting until it comes out on DVD? Personally, I plan on seeing it in theaters, I think it looks awesome.
It makes me think of Jim Butcher’s Dresdin Files series. I will more then likely check it out when it comes to theaters.
I’ll probably rent it first to see if its any good, from what I have seen so far, renting sounds likely