Eagle Pictures has released the official trailer of Dampyr.
The film based on the comic series of the same name created by Mauro Boselli and Maurizio Colombo . The first film by Riccardo Chemello , the film is a co-production of Eagle Pictures, Sergio Bonelli Editore, the famous comic book publishing house with its production arm Bonelli Entertainment, and Brandon Box.
The release in Italian cinemas is scheduled for October 28, simultaneously with the world premiere with cast to be held at Lucca Comics and Games. The film will in fact inaugurate the opening night of the famous community event dedicated to the world of entertainment.
Dampyrtells the genesis of the character, published by Sergio Bonelli Editore in 2000 in the first two books of the 300 of which the comic series on newsstands is composed up to now every month, thus leaving the door open to the first Italian franchise completely in English. The film is set during the Balkan war in the early 1990s and follows the story of Harlan. Haunted by horrific nightmares, Harlan makes ends meet by posing as a Dampyr (in Slavic mythology, a half-human, half-vampire) capable of freeing villages from what superstitious inhabitants naively deem terrible curses related to the vampire world. But when summoned by soldiers attacked by bloodthirsty creatures, Harlan discovers the truth: he really is a Dampyr. As he tries to face a terrible “Master of the Night”, Harlan will have to learn to manage his powers and discover his origins. Accompanying him a renegade vampire and a soldier seeking revenge.
Written by Mauro Boselli, Giovanni Masi, Alberto Ostini and Mauro Uzzeo , the film stars Wade Briggs (Still Star Crossed, Please Like Me, “Foundation”, “His Dark Materials”), Stuart Martin and Emil Kurjak (“Jamestown” , “Medici”, “Crossing Lines”) and Frida Gustavsson is Tesla (“Dröm”, “Eld Lagor”, “Arne Dahl”, “Vikings: Valhalla”). Alongside them, David Morrissey as Gorka (“Britannia”, “The Missing”, “Good Omens”, “The Walking Dead”), Sebastian Croft as Yuri (“Game of Thrones”, “Horrible Histories: The Movie”, ” Doom Patrol ”,“ Heartstopper ”) and Luke Robertsto play Draka (“Game of Thrones”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, 300: Rise of an Empire, The Batman).
Shot entirely in English, with a budget of over $ 15 million, this first film from the Bonelli Cinematic Universe features the best Italian cinema workers behind the scenes: Hair Designer Giorgio Gregorini , Oscar Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyle in the Suicide Squad film , Makeup Designer Francesca Galafassi (“Game of Thrones”, Ben-Hur), Vladimir ‘Furdo’ Furdik as Fight Choreographer (Skyfall, “Game of Thrones”, “The Witcher”), Lubomir Misak as Supervising Stunt Coordinator (“Game of Thrones”, The Last Legion, Kingdom of Heaven) and Giovanni Casalnuovo as Costume Designer (Wanted, Romeo & Juliet, Beowulf).
The producers are Roberto Proia, Vincenzo Sarno, Andrea Sgaravatti.
The Bonelli Cinematic Universe
The Bonelli Cinematic Universe is part of the Bonelli Entertainment project, the production arm dedicated to the development of film and television projects based on its characters, loved by generations of readers, such as the animated series “Dragonero”, an international co-production along with Rai Kids, Power Kids and NexusTV, and the 10-episode live-action in a co-production between SBE and Atomic Monster by James Wan dedicated to Dylan Dog .