-Check out some new stills from the upcoming movie Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, starring Josh Hutcherson, John C Reilly, Salma Hayek & Chris Massoglia. Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, based on the popular series of books by Darren Shan, is a fantasy-adventure about a teenager 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.
16-year-old Darren (Chris Massoglia) was like most kids in his suburban neighborhood. He hung out with his best friend Steve (Josh Hutcherson), got decent grades and usually stayed out of trouble. But when he and his buddy stumble upon a traveling freak show, things begin to change inside Darren. That’s the exact moment when a vampire named Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly) turns him into something, well, bloodthirsty.
Newly undead, he joins the Cirque Du Freak, a touring sideshow filled with monstrous creatures from a snakeboy and a wolfman to a bearded lady (Salma Hayek) and a gigantic barker (Ken Watanabe). As Darren flexes his newfound powers in this dark world, he becomes a treasured pawn between the vampires and their deadlier counterparts. And while trying to survive, one boy will struggle to keep their brewing war from devouring what’s left of his humanity.
The film opens on October 23, 2009. You can enter now at http://www.thevampiresassistant.net/sweeps for a chance to win a sneak preview screening for you and your school (or 200 of your closest friends), including a special appearance by one of the stars of the film! Visit the sweeps website to enter to win and see what other great prizes we’re giving away.
The film’s official website is now live. Be sure to not miss out on all the great new features that are now available!
* Get Freaked Up: Upload your picture from Facebook or your desktop and turn yourself into a freak fit for the Cirque du Freak! Visit the gallery to see what freaked up images others have already created.
* Vampaneze Attack: Test your skills and see how you would fare during a Vampaneze attack. You’ll earn points every time you defeat one of the evil Vampaneze
* Meet The Freaks: Learn all about the film’s enchanting yet freakish characters!