Dead of Night begins shooting in New Orleans

Having secured financing, the supernatural horror film Dead of Night starts production today in New Orleans, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Hyde Park Group and Platinum Studios is producing the vampire/werewolf/zombie movie, which stars Superman Returns' Brandon Routh and is adapted from the top-selling 1986 Italian comic-book series Dylan Dog by Tiziano Sclavi.

Routh plays a private investigator who stumbles onto the world of the undead. Kevin Munroe (TMNT) is directing a screenplay by Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly (Sahara), who moved the action from the United Kingdom to the deep bayou of Louisiana.

The $20 million indie has acquired financing from Omnilab Media (The Bank Job) and Hong Kong-based Standard Chartered Bank. Gilbert Adler, Platinum Studios chairman and chief executive Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and Ashok Amritraj of Hyde Park Entertainment Group are producing.

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