I've been cautiously optimistic about Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Kevin Munroe's big screen adaptation of the popular Italian comic book. After all, this is the same source material that brought us Michele Soavi's brilliant zombie film Cemetery Man -- but Munroe's film is an entirely different experience than Soavi's beautiful examination of love and death.

The first trailer is now online and honestly, Dead of Night looks a lot like a low-budget version of Constantine. The good news is that it looks like it's more fun and less serious than Keanu Reeve's movie (which was also based on a comic -- Hellblazer). Keeping with the comic theme, Brandon Routh (who donned Superman's tights in the last film in that franchise) plays lead character Dylan Dog -- a private investigator trying to keep peace between the vampires, werewolves, and zombies wandering the world.

The new clip gives you a feel for the movie (which is still in post-production) and should appeal to fans of supernatural comedy fare like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Routh's career has never really recovered from the Superman debacle -- and while I doubt this film will put him back on the mainstream A-list, it does seem like a part he's well suited for.

I have no idea how faithful Dylan Dog will be compared to the source material, but I think the movie looks fun. Have a gander at the clip after the jump and see what you think.

[via Den of Geek]

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