Feast your thirsty eyes on the trailer for “Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant!”
Darren Shan (played by Chris Massoglia) is a normal teenager who is dragged into an underground freak show world after being turned by Larten Crepsley, an eccentric vampire (played by John C. Reilly). When Darren unwittingly breaks a 200-year old truce between two vampire factions (put simply, a bad move) he is completely removed from his everyday life and left to deal with the consequences of his mistake and his new-found bloodlust.
The cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Orlando Jones and Salma Hayek (who is playing a bearded lady. Would you have sex with a bearded Salma Hayek?), and the film looks very promising. If the trailer is anything to go by, it’s going to be very dark, disturbing and strangely amusing.
“The Vampire’s Assistant” is an adaptation of the first three novels in “The Saga of Darren Shan” (written by Darren Shan, strangely), and we can only hope that they haven’t been altered to a ridiculous degree, lest director/writer Paul Weitz (“About A Boy”) be in danger of having his house ransacked by a roving band of wannabe teenage vampires. To be honest, I’d pay to see that.
Anyway, check out the trailer, it looks awesome!