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Il film di
Dylan Dog!
Le news
sul progetto
della Miramax!

Per la prima volta Hollywood si interessa ad un fumetto italiano per trarne un film: lo produrr� Miramax, la casa produttrice di film di successo come ad esempio "Men in Black" e distributrice negli USA de "Il Postino" di Troisi. L'impegno � di 30 milioni di dollari.

Il protagonista del film sar� proprio lui... il personaggio cult del fumetto italiano: Dylan Dog! Le vicende del film (titolo "Dead of Night") prenderanno l'avvio con Dylan che, per amore di una donna, ha lasciato il suo lavoro di "Indagatore dell'incubo". Ma a causa degli eventi, e sempre per amore, Dylan torner� ad affrontare i suoi incubi e quelli degli altri.

Nonostante le risposte vaghe e reticenti che giungono dalla Dark Horse sulla pubblicazione di Dylan a fumetti negli USA (vedi la nostra intervista esclusiva), il progetto della Miramax registra nuovi sviluppi, quanto meno secondo l'interessante articolo apparso sul sito "mania.com", a cura di Andy Mangels. Ne riportiamo qui sotto il testo integrale.

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DEAD OF NIGHT: The best-selling horror comic in the world is not Hellblazer or Evil Ernie, but Dylan Dog, an Italian series about a detective of the same name, whose cases involve supernatural elements. The series was created by Tiziano Sclavi, and published by Sergio Bonelli Editore. Selling about 1 million copies per month, Dylan Dog is unique in the comic book field because it has almost as many female buyers as male buyers. "The movie is being fast-tracked for production," says Rosenberg. "The Dimension-Miramax gang love it, specifically Bob Weinstein (co-chairman and Dimension, and one of the heads of Miramax) and Cary Granat (President of the Dimension label). We already have the writing team and the director, and everything is basically in place." The script is now being written by newcomers Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly, who have written unproduced scripts for Fox 2000, Turner, and Paramount. "They really had a good creative take on how to adapt the comic for the movie, and we really liked the way they respected the universe, while expanding it," says Noveck. The film will be directed by Breck Eisner, an award-winning commercial director (Zima, Rolled Gold, Budweiser). "What's great about Breck is that a lot of commercial directors come in and start talking about the look; Breck starts talking about the character and the story arc," adds Noveck. Although the name of Dylan Dog was well-known in Hollywood, Platinum and Miramax realized that the general public would not know the name, and decided to call the film Dead of Night instead. "The character of Dylan himself is sexy. There's romance and love," Rosenberg notes, before adding "and then there's absolute horror." The hard-nosed detective is different from other supernatural detectives such as John Constantine (from the Hellblazer comic), Fox Mulder (from The X-Files), or Clive Barker's Harry D'Amour (from Lord of Illusions), though Rosenberg and Noveck are careful about describing him too closely. "The universe that Dylan inhabits is a very different one," says Noveck, before Rosenberg tells me that the veil of secrecy is tight about even what and where the character is going in the film. "In the comics, he's very iconoclastic," says Noveck. "He's a classic film noir detective in a very modern world. He's particularly choosy about how he picks his cases; he's not a down-on-his-luck detective. And in the comic, he's involved with everything from serial murders to monsters to time travel... classic horror mythology, but all across the board." Who would they like to see in the role? "There's no one specific in terms of 'Oh, that's the guy we're going after,' but there are a lot of prototypes. Dylan McDermott comes to mind easily," says Noveck. "There are a lot of actors who have a physical resemblance. It ain't gonna be Danny DeVito though!" Once the script is finished, Platinum expects the film to go into production quickly. "Dimension's track record isn't waiting a couple of years to put a movie out," says Rosenberg. Neither Rosenberg or Noveck will comment on production dates, but given the time involved, I'd a franchise film series, "We're not thinking about franchising it out yet," says Noveck. "Right now, let's make a good movie from the comic."
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