AceShowbiz - Another brand new clip for "The Vampire's Assistant" has arrived. While other previously-released footage revolve around %cChris Massoglia%'s Darren Shan, this one puts its focus on %cJohn C. Reilly%'s Larten Crepsley. Coming out from MySpace, the snippet displays Crepsley in a losing battle against another vampire.
Reilly has recently shared to Cinematical on why he chose to take on the vampire role. "What drew me to the role was the fact that it was a real person, that he wasn't some supernatural mystical being that can turn into a vampire bat," he said. "The powers weren't so extreme that it was just another thing altogether, that this guy was a person who was alive in the 1800's who was essentially about my age."
"So, I am like a 40-year-old who has been alive for 250 years or whatever ... that was interesting," he continued explaining his interest. "You must have had really thrilling runs there. And then other times when it was just very dark. You almost wish you were dead."
"The Vampire's Assistant" centers on 16-year-old Darren who yearns to have something more than a normal, ordinary and predictable life. Stumbling upon a pamphlet of Cirque Du Freak one day, he and his best friend Steve satisfy their curiosity by checking out the traveling freak show. And, when the show ends, Darren gets an offer he couldn't bear to resist, becoming a vampire.
Adapted from the first three books of Darren Shan's "The Saga of Darren Shan" series, the fantasy film was shot on a set constructed within New Orleans City Park. Originally known as "Cirque du Freak", the horror fantasy is directed by "In Good Company" helmer Paul Weitz. Universal Pictures will debut this movie in theaters across the U.S. October 23.
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