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EXCL: Diggs Vamps Out for Dead of Night

Dylan Dog finds a foe

The casting news is rolling out slowly for the Dylan Dog live-action film Dead of Night. Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), as it’s been known for some time, is Dylan and, at the start of this month, it was revealed Sam Huntington is playing his sidekick (details). But let’s focus on the supernatural element of the film for a brief moment, shall we?

ShockTillYouDrop.com learned actor Taye Diggs (pictured) is now set to star opposite Routh. The actor, currently seen in Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, will play Night‘s leader of the vampires. An official confirmation, we’re told, is forthcoming. This is Diggs’ return to the genre after 1999′s The House on Haunted Hill. Since then he has also starred in Equilibrium, with Christian Bale, and Chicago.

Make-up FX for Diggs’ bloodsucking turn, as well as Huntington who is a member of the undead himself (in a different sorta way), are being handled by Drac Studios. The film is said to feature a range of beasties, from vampires to zombies to werewolves.

Dead of Night – based on the popular Italian comic books “Dylan Dog” by Tiziano Sclavi – is shooting in the New Orleans area. Expect to see more casting announcements here on Shock very soon!

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor