Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant 2009

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, occasionally advertised as The Vampire’s Assistant: The Cirque Du Freak Saga Begins, is the 2009 film adaptation of the first three books of the book series The Saga of Darren Shan by author Darren Shan. The film began principal photography on February 8, 2008 in New Orleans and ended on June 3, 2008. The film will be distributed by Universal Studios. A portion of The Vampire’s Assistant was filmed on a set constructed within New Orleans City Park, approximately 1000 feet off of the side of the road, along Harrison Avenue. The film was originally set for release on January 15, 2010, but was moved forward to October 23, 2009.

Plot: The Vampire’s Assistant, based on the popular series of books by Darren Shan called The Saga of 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.

* John C. Reilly – Larten Crepsley
* Josh Hutcherson – Steve
* Chris Massoglia – Darren Shan
* Jessica Carlson – Rebecca
* Michael Cerveris – Mr. Tiny

Watch Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant 2009 Trailer