dylandog (17k image)Popular italian comic book character Dylan Dog will be the star of a CG movie produced by The Shop Animation Studios in Vancouver. Dylan Dog: The Fourth Kingdom will be directed by Ian Pearson and will start production next March.

Known as the “investigator of nightmares”, Dylan Dog is a private eye specialized in paranormal and occult. Together with his assistant Groucho (modeled after Groucho Marx), Dylan is involved in adventures where horror, humor and sexy women abound. Create in 1985 by Tiziano Sclavi and published in Italy by Sergio Bonelli Editore, the comic enjoys huge popularity in Italy and all over the world.

In the USA, a 6-issue miniseries was published by Dark Horse in 1999.