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While I dont expect the film to be geared towards most of us, the adaptation of Darren Shan's teen book series Cirque du Freak is definitely gaining some momentum. We've previously announced that the film will have stars such as Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Ken Watanabe, and John C Reilly. We also told you that Tom Woodruff has joined Cirque du Freak to create the many sideshow freaks that are part of the story. Tom has an impressive background in the horror community having done the creature designs on several Tremors movies, 4 movies in the Alien series, as well as Nicholson's film Wolf.
Today Empire Online has once again snagged the exclusive first image from the film. Its not really much to write home about but it is the first thing we have seen so far. The photo features John C. Reilly as vampiric Larten Crepsley and Chris Kelly as Darren Shah.
Cirque Du Freak tells the frightening tale of a boy who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares. Click on the link above to check out the full image and don't forget it will hit theaters in February, 2009.