Dampyr: trailer and previews of the live

Fantasy action in cinemas in Italy from 28 October Dampyr, first work by director Riccardo Chemello, an Eagle Pictures co-production, Sergio Bonelli Editore, the famous comic book publishing house with its production arm Bonelli Entertainment, and Brandon Box, deals with the cult comic of the same name. The release in Italian cinemas will be 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.

Plot and cast

The film tells 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 every month is composed so far, thus leaving the door open to the first Italian franchise completely in English. DAMPYR 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. While trying to face a terrible “Master of the Night”, Harlan must learn to manage his powers and discover his origins. Accompanying him is a renegade vampire and a soldier seeking revenge.

The film features an all-international cast in which Dampyr is 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 Roberts as Draka (“ Game of Thrones ”,“ Pirates of the Caribbean ”, 300: Rise of an Empire, The Batman).

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Curiosity

  • The film, based on the comic series created by Mauro Boselli and Maurizio Colombo, is scripted by Mauro Boselli, Giovanni Masi, Alberto Ostini, Mauro Uzzeo.
  • “Dampyr,” shot entirely in English, is an impressive production with a budget of over $ 15 million.
  • This first film of the “Bonelli Cinematic Universe” counts behind the scenes the best workers of Italian cinema: Hair Designer Giorgio Gregorini, Oscar Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyle in the film Suicide SquadMakeup 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).
  • In the comic, the physiognomy of the vampire hunter Harlan is inspired by that of the British actor Ralph Fiennes also known for playing the dark wizard Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter saga and the Nazi officer Amon Göth in Schindler’s List – Schindler’s List.

The original comic

Sergio Bonelli Publisher (SBE) is one of the most important comic book publishers in the world and Dampyr, created by Mauro Boselli and Maurizio Colombo, is one of the most long-lived and successful characters of the publishing house, whose editorial direction is entrusted to Michele Masiero. 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”, a co- international production together 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.

According to the ancient beliefs of Slavic folklore, the dampyr is the child born of the union between a woman and a vampire. It is the only creature that can kill the Masters of the Night, their court of undead and the other creatures of darkness that haunt our and other worlds. Harlan Draka is a dampyr. But at first he doesn’t know he is. He knows he was born during the last world war but that he looks twenty-five years old at the most. For reasons unknown to medical science, his body ages very slowly. He knows his mother died giving birth to him and believes his father was an enemy soldier. In the course of a merciless war he has been forced to fight, Harlan discovers that he is truly a dampyr, and that he is endowed with extraordinary powers. He therefore discovers that his father was a supernatural creature, belonging to the extraterrestrial lineage of the Masters of the Night. Though haunted by strange nightmares and his mysterious origins, Harlan is a tough guy. Tough, disenchanted, sometimes cynical and sarcastic, he is basically an idealist and a romantic and has sworn to dedicate his life to the fight against the race of darkness and Evil that dominates the world. In his mission he is accompanied by the renegade vampire Tesla and the ex-soldier Kurjak, who also support him in frequent confrontations with his father Draka, a Master of the Night to whom Harlan is linked by a love-hate relationship. The hunt for vampires leads the trio to visit the most varied places on Earth, from the gloomy cities of Central Europe to the sunny deserts of Africa, from the fire roads of urban jungles to the foggy lands of the North, often finding themselves in scenarios of war or in the world. of organized crime. Evil is all over the world, even in your own city. Even in the innermost folds of reality.

Subject: Artusi Andrea, Baggi Alessandro, Barzi Davide, Bilotta Alessandro, Boselli Mauro, Puppets Moreno, Cajelli Diego, Cavaletto Andrea, Cerfogli Corrado, Colombo Maurizio.

Film script: Artusi Andrea, Baggi Alessandro, Barzi Davide, Bilotta Alessandro, Boselli Mauro, Puppets Moreno, Cajelli Diego, Cavaletto Andrea, Colombo Maurizio, Against Gianmaria.

Drawings: Ambu Fabiano, Andreucci Stefano, Artusi Andrea, Avogadro Max, Bacilieri Paolo, Baggi Alessandro, Barbieri Paolo, Bartolini Fabio,
Belardo Vanessa, Benevento Michele.

Covers: Andreucci Stefano, Baggi Alessandro, Dal Lago Alberto, Dotti Maurizio, Genzianella Nicola, Matteo Vattani, NO CURVES, Riboldi Enea, Rossi (Majo) Mario, Rossi Luca.

Photos and posters

PHOTO: Gianfilippo De Rossi

Dampyr: trailer and previews of the live-action film based on the cult comic by Sergio Bonelli Editore