Video:Brandon Routh Interview - Dead of Night and Scott Pilgrimwith Rebecca Murray
Brandon Routh ('Superman Returns') showed up at the premiere of 'Watchmen' and before taking in the special screening, he took the time to talk about a few of his upcoming films including 'Dead of Night' and 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World.'See Transcript
Transcript:Brandon Routh Interview - Dead of Night and Scott PilgrimRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the U.S. Premiere of Watchmen.
Brandon RouthYou have about 9 films coming out this year. Tell me about some of them.
Brandon Routh: "Well, one we got – Fling – an independent romantic…. It's kind of a romantic comedy, but it's real comedy. There's a lot of comedy in it."
What's a real comedy compared to a romantic comedy?
Brandon Routh: "It's like Zack and Miri, which I was in, which was definitely more comical. So Fling is a relationship movie, it's about relationships. It's a drama but there's a lot of great comedy that comes to the surface just by people being people. So, that's exciting. It's available on Amazon right now and it comes out March 24th. Then I'm starting Dead of Night in New Orleans, which is very exciting, based on the Italian comic called Dylan Dog about a private investigator who's like a supernatural investigator. What else do I have? Table for Three is a romantic comedy that I did with Sophia Bush and Jesse Bradford, which I trust will be coming out sometime later this year."
Did I read that you're going to do Scott Pilgrim?
Brandon Routh: [Shaking his head yes] "Scott Pilgrim, which I'll film after Dead of Night."
And you're one of the bad boyfriends?
Brandon Routh: "I am. I'm Todd Ingram so I'm learning to play the bass guitar, which has been a lot of fun."
Tell me about the one that you're going to film in New Orleans because that's going to be pretty big.
Brandon Routh: "Dead of Night. It's about Dylan Dog actually who is a private investigator. He investigates supernatural and the undead phenomenon that happen so he kind of works with the undead. It's kind of like Men in Black minus the aliens, but with undead – werewolves, zombies, vampires… That type of situation. So the world of the undead lives among the living every day, we just don't know it."
What's the tone?
Brandon Routh: "Kind of like Men in Black."
Kind of campy?
Brandon Routh: "No, not really campy. Not as campy as Men in Black, but there's a lot of humor, action, horror, thriller… It's like no film you've ever seen before, I'll be that bold as to say. And we've got the effects guys who just won the Academy Award for Benjamin Button, Drac Studios, working on the picture. Gilbert Adler is producing the film who produced Superman Returns, so we've got a good team."
How long are you going to be down there filming?
Brandon Routh: "A couple of months."
Have you been there before to film?
Brandon Routh: "I hadn't, no. It's a cool place."
Are you going to be doing a lot of action scenes yourself?
Brandon Routh: "Yes, fighting werewolves and vampires and stuff."
And green screen or mostly physical effects?
Brandon Routh: "It's mostly physical – as physical as we can. Same with the creatures. We want to go real. It looks better that way."