Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Preview/ Synopsis

Oct 23

Directed by Paul Weitz ( American Dreamz, About A Boy ) Starring John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Chris Massoglia, Willem Dafoe, Ken Watanabe, Jane Krakowski, Patrick Fugit, Orlando Jones, Josh Hutcherson, Frankie Faison, Ray Stevenson. Written by Oscar winner Brian Helgeland ( L.A. Confidential ) Cinematography by BAFTA nominee J. Michael Munro ( Crash, Open Range ) Editing by Oscar nominee Leslie Jones ( The Thin Red Line, Punch-Drunk Love ) Original Music by Stephen Trask ( In Good Company, The Station Agent )

Film is based a the series of novels by Darren Shan, about a teen ( Shan ) that obtains tickets to an exclusive freak show, where after some time passes, meets a 200year old vampire Creplsey ( JCR ) that, in not so spoiler circumstances, gives Darren an offer that will be very hard for him to refuse.

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense supernatural violence, disturbing images, thematic elements and language. 108 min.

Oscar chances ? Probably none, this looks more like a cult classic in waiting. It definitely has a impressive cast and Oscar nominated talent behind the camera, and with the premise based around a freak show, there are a a lot of interesting characters involved. May just turn out to be guilty pleasure fare, and that's OK too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have read the series of books. This should be good. Interesting casting. John C. Reilly is always good in everything he has been in.

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