More Cast Announcements for Dead of Night

More Cast Announcements for Dead of Night

More Cast Announcements for Dead of Night

Sam Huntington, Taye Diggs and Anita Briem join star Brandon Routh in the supernatural thriller based on the Italian comic book series, Dylan Dog.

Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group and Platinum Studios Inc. recently announced that Sam Huntington, Taye Diggs and Anita Briem have joined the cast of the supernatural whodunit, Dead of Night. The film, which will be a presentation of the Omnilab Media Group, is based on the best-selling Italian comic book series, Dylan Dog, created by Tiziano Sclavi and published by Italy’s Sergio Bonelli Editore. The comic book series has sold more than 56 million units worldwide and has been translated into 17 languages since its debut in 1986.

Brandon Routh, (Superman Returns), stars as reluctant paranormal investigator Dylan Dog, who must save the undead hidden among us from their human predators. . The film is being directed by Kevin Munroe, whose 2007 re-imagining of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles resurrected the billion dollar franchise. Munroe brings a fresh take on the supernatural whodunit by bringing a hip, modern style – think Men in Black in a supernatural world populated by vampires, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures by focusing less on the transformation from human to non-human and more on the seamless interaction between and among the living and the undead. Writers Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly (Conan The Barbarian) have taken the world of Dylan Dog out of a European setting and given it a New Orleans flavor with its rich bayou and marshland backdrop.

Sam Huntington co-stars as Marcus, Dylan’s wise-cracking trusted assistant. Taye Diggs co-stars as Vargas, head of the Vampire family and Anita Briem co-stars as Elizabeth, another potential in the long line of Dylan conquests.

Huntington most recently appeared in TWC’s Fanboys and Superman Returns where he played Jimmy Olson, opposite Routh’s Clark Kent. Diggs currently appears weekly as Dr. Sam Bennett on ABC’s Private Practice and has appeared in numerous feature films including Rent, Malibu’s Most Wanted and Chicago as well as his feature film debut, How Stella Got Her Grove Back opposite Angela Bassett. Briem most recently appeared opposite Brandon Fraser in Journey to the Center of the Earth and has appeared on television on The Tudors.

Platinum Studios chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, who brought the billon dollar Men In Black franchise to Sony, and Hyde Parks’ Amritraj are producing with Gilbert Adler (Valkyrie, Superman Returns and Constantine). Hyde Park and Platinum Studios completed the financing for the picture with Omnilab Media, a vertically integrated Australia and New Zealand content, development and media service business and Hong Kong-based Standard Chartered Bank. Recently, Omnilab Media has played a key role in providing production financing, as well as securing and/or overseeing North American distribution for The Bank Job, W, and The Messenger.

Hyde Park Group recently produced Street Fighter – The Legend of Chun Li, based on the extremely successful video game from Capcom, with 20th Century Fox, Traitor with Overture Films, Premonition with Sony , Death Sentence at Fox and the company is in post production on Thomas Jane’s directorial debut in 3D, The Dark Country, for Sony’s Stage 6. Company is also ratcheting up its remake of Blake Edwards’ iconic film 10.

Platinum Studios’ film and TV division has various other properties in development at major film studios, including Atlantis Rising at DreamWorks with Kurtzman/Orci (Transformers) set to produce, Cowboys and Aliens also at Dreamworks with Kurtzman/Orci partnering with Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, and Unique at Walt Disney Pictures. Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures and Platinum Studios are currently co-developing feature films based on the soon-to-be-published action thriller graphic novel Final Orbit and Top Cow’s Magdalena. And the company is in development with Arclight Films and Top Cow Production Inc. on Top Cow’s Witchblade.

Dead of Night is currently in production in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Platinum Studios is an entertainment company that controls an international library of comic book characters from all over the world, which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media including print, film, online, mobile / wireless, gaming, and merchandising. Platinum Studios' library contains more than 5,600 characters spanning a full range of genres and styles, and also includes properties such as www.DrunkDuck.com, the industry's preeminent webcomics community. Working with leading companies in the entertainment and new media sectors, Platinum believes it is well positioned to emerge as one of the front-runners in the creation of new content across all media platforms.

Hyde Park Entertainment Group includes Hyde Park International, its foreign sales arm, Hyde Park Animation, an Indian-based animation house, and Hyde Park Asia, which produces, finances and distributes Asian feature films throughout the region. Hyde Park has produced or executive-produced over 100 films around the world including
Premonition, Bringing Down the House, Raising Helen, Shopgirl, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story and Walking Tall.

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