Gil Adler Onboard “Dead of Night”

Producer Gilbert Adler (“Superman Returns,” “Ghost Ship”) is set to produce the $20 million indie horror film “Dead of Night” for Hyde Park Group and Platinum Studios which kicks off filming today in New Orleans says The Hollywood Reporter.

Adapted from the top-selling 1986 Italian comic book series “Dylan Dog,” created by Tiziano Sclavi, “Dead” stars Brandon Routh as a private investigator who stumbles onto the world of the undead.

Kevin Munroe (“TMNT”) is directing a screenplay by Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly (“Sahara,” “Conan the Barbarian”) which moved the action from the U.K. to the deep bayou of Louisiana.

DRAC Studios (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) will handle makeup effects. Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and Ashok Amritraj are producing.