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'Dylan Dog: Dead of Night' Release Date Set

Brandon Routh, Sam Huntington and Anita Briem star in comic book series adaptation.

Dylan Dog will have his day.

Omnilab Media has picked up the distribution rights to Dylan Dog: Dead of Night and has set an April 29 release date.  The adaptation of a best-selling comic book series stars Brandon Routh, Sam Huntington and Anita Briem.

According to Omnilab, the releasing entity will be the newly founded Omni/FSR label. Freestyle Releasing will facilitate the physical aspects of the film’s theatrical run, but Omni/FSR, in conjunction with Omnilab Media and Cinemarket, will oversee all aspects of the film’s release, including all marketing and P&A expenditures.

The movie, which blends horror and humor, sees Routh as Dog, a private investigator in the world of the undead (“No pulse, no problem” is his slogan) .

Kevin Munroe directed the movie, which featured a screenplay by Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly. Producing are Ashok Amritraj, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and Gilbert Adler.

Dylan Dog was created in 1986 by Tiziano Sclavi and published by Sergio Bonelli Editore. The comics are a big draw internationally, with over 60 million copies sold in 17 countries.