Josh portraying Sean Anderson
Directed by: Eric Brevig
Written By: Michael Weiss, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin, based on the novel by Jules Verne
Release: 11 July 2008
Status: Available on DVD and Blu-Ray
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Runtime: 93 minutes (1 hour, 33 minutes)
Also Starring: Brendan Fraser (Trevor Anderson), Anita Briem (Hannah Ásgeirsson), Seth Meyers (Professor Alan Kitzens), Jean Michel Paré (Max Anderson)
Synopsis: A young boy named Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.
• Indie film maker Paul Chart (American Perfekt) was originally signed to write and direct the picture and penned the original script. Chart left the project, however, after a decision was made to shoot the film in 3-D, uncomfortable with the possibility it would become more ‘theme park ride’ than the epic action-adventure film he envisioned. The Jules Verne novel was apparently one of his favorite pieces of literature. Chart was ultimately replaced with effects specialist Eric Brevig and the script was heavily retooled to emphasize the new 3-D format.
• The Trevor character’s brother is named for famous playwright Maxwell Anderson.