I feel a little bad for Brandon Routh — it’s like he can’t quite find his place in the Hollywood universe. He was a serviceable Superman, he was excellent in his run on “Chuck,” and his ten minutes in Zack And Miri were ten hysterical minutes (though admittedly much of that was due to Justin Long). But he’s not getting a flood of parts thrown his way, which is a little puzzling. He can act, he’s got the whole big hunky guy thing going for him… I dunno.
His next project is the awkwardly titled Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night, based on a wildly popular Italian comic book. It’s about an implacable paranormal investigator who knows about the secret supernatural underbelly of the world — one filled with zombies, vampires, werewolves, etc. Here’s the trailer — it’s worth a watch provided you can get past the awful voiceover:
God damn, that voiceover was bloody atrocious. That guy should be thrown through a window into a pit of stingrays.
That aside, it’s got some (albeit slapsticky and goofy) potential. It’s aided by the undead comic relief provided by fellow Superman Returns alum Sam Huntington (who I only just realized is the fucking Geico caveman. I don’t know if I can ever forgive that), and some fairly decent effects (even if they look like they were loaned out from the first season of “Buffy” at times). I suppose I’m willing to give it a shot. It’s directed by Kevin Munroe, who most recently directed 2007’s surprisingly watchable TMNT, so I guess he gets a few points for that too.
Maybe I’m being too kind. Either way, I still think the title is kind of silly.