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03 July 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  

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Cirque Du Freak might be the best movie title we've heard since Monsters Vs. Aliens. Based on the first three novels in a series by Darren O'Shaughnessy, Cirque Du Freak tells of a 14-year-old boy (Chris Kelly) who visits a travelling freak show and is drawn into a world of vampires, werewolves and bearded ladies.

We have the exclusive first image from the film, which shows John C. Reilly as vampiric Larten Crepsley and Kelly as Darren Shah.

Cirque Du Freak is released in February 2009.

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not spelling right
IT'S DARREN SHAN NAT DARREN SHAH, Any way every one is judging Jhon for all we know he could be a great lartan but I'm just saying, he could also be very crap but if all of you are gonna judge a book by it's cover thats fine. But you shouldn't be messing with Darren shans name! More

Posted by pigasid at 18:49 on 24 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Dr. Jeckell Mr. Reilly???
I understand where you are comming from, but they wouldn't have hired him if they didn't see Mr. Crepsley in him. I'm sure he will do fine in making you believe he is Mr. Crepsley, but i totaly agree with you with one thing, if John came to me with his usual routines of acting, I wouldn't take him for a cheap horror movie made by home cameras, lol. He must have done above average to get the directors attention though. More

Posted by froodle04 at 00:10 on 04 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Dr. Jeckell Mr. Reilly???
It's not that he ain't good actor or owt..i don't doubt that....it's just he doesn't seem to suit the role of mr crepsley nearly as well as he should. More

Posted by CalicoMaryVane at 20:40 on 02 August 2008 | Report This Post

CalicoMaryVane View On John C Rielly
I think like most people have said, that he wasn't a good choice in the role of mr crepsley. I imagined him...alot! skinner than that and extremly ginger with straight hair...same with darren shan...ach well the film better be good and do the book justice...unlike the harry potter films :@ More

Posted by CalicoMaryVane at 20:37 on 02 August 2008 | Report This Post

Dr. Jeckell Mr. Reilly???
A lot of people are saying that john probably wasn't the best choice for the role of Mr. Crepsley. Well if John's acting skills were only good for comedy, they wouldn't have used him. What most people don't know about him, is that he has the kind of personality changing, in his acting ability that Heath Ledger had in his role of The Joker in Batman The Dark Knight. Changing from funny/weird man helping out gilbert grape, singing, and finding a long lost half brother, to dark mysterious figure lu More

Posted by froodle04 at 19:28 on 02 August 2008 | Report This Post

Hmm
I love these books. i dont think John was a good choose. I imagined Crepsley to be taller, really skinny and dark red hair. i just hope this film is as detailed as the books. More

Posted by GetYourTeethOut at 12:28 on 27 July 2008 | Report This Post

I'm not really liking John C Reilly as Larten Crepsley. However, if his acting is good then I am prepared to overlook this... He was good in Walk Hard. More

Posted by Rebecca_Cooper at 14:41 on 11 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
Hmm. I don't really think Reilly is a good choice at all. Still, I can be proven wrong. More

Posted by KnightofZyryab at 17:03 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

I really like the books and I hope the film will do them justice. John C Reilly does not look like a convinicing Crepsley to me but he may supraise everyone. More

Posted by white mage at 12:05 on 07 July 2008 | Report This Post

Meh. Really don't buy John C. Reilly in the part at all. Sorry John. More

Posted by fang at 22:34 on 03 July 2008 | Report This Post

WTF?
Not liking Reilly's get-up in that pic! Looks like Adam and tha Ants gone wrong! hahaha More

Posted by Bubba76 at 21:19 on 03 July 2008 | Report This Post

awesome
I loved the books and will be very happy to see it on screen! The cast looks great as well More

Posted by arran01 at 13:20 on 03 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: the author
L: Arcanine Shan is short for O'Shaugnessy you smart arse twat !!!!!!! oodness me. Such anger. Especially considering the lack of smart arse twat-ness! Be that as it may, he publishes his books as Darren Shan. In answer to CameronJames: it's cos swearing is cool! More

Posted by Acho at 12:39 on 03 July 2008 | Report This Post

why is it that putting twat on the end of an insult takes it from offensive to fucking hilarious everytime. More

Posted by CameronJames at 11:35 on 03 July 2008 | Report This Post

the author
Shan is short for O'Shaugnessy you smart arse twat !!!!!!! More

Posted by Arcanine at 11:17 on 03 July 2008 | Report This Post

Reilly
John C Reilly should be given more roles.  Loved Walk Hard.  He was in a great film in 2004 called 'Criminal' about conmen.  The guy is just a great actor. More

Posted by kinge247 at 10:48 on 03 July 2008 | Report This Post

The author....
....of the Cirque du Freak series is Darren Shan, not O'Shaughnessy. My younger cousin lent me some of the books to read (the author used to go to his school or something). The first one is okay. Quite simplistic in some ways, but to be expected I guess for a kid's book. The cast list on the film is very impressive though. I particularly like the addition of Kristin Schaal! More

Posted by Acho at 10:36 on 03 July 2008 | Report This Post

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