Steve Niles Updates 30 Days of Night Franchise

Steve Niles Updates 30 Days of Night Franchise

Seems we will be seeing more vampires on the big screen!

By Ozymandias - Nov 20, 2009 04:11 PM EST

Bloody Disgusting's E.L. Katz recently was lucky enough to visit the set of 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, the highly anticipated sequel now filming in Vancouver, Canada. While a full set report is forthcoming, along with a handful of interviews, we've still got something juicy to share with you. Katz caught up with creator/co-writer Steve Niles who talks to BD about another sequel, along with why Melissa George didn't return as Stella.

"How many sequels are currently planned? Is “Return to Barrow” in conceptual stages?" asks Katz.

"Right now we’re just trying to get this one in the can," Niles tels Bloody Disgusting exclusively adding that they plan on bringing back some of the cast. "If that goes well, we’re set up to move forward. We got a great young cast that we can bring along if this works out well, and we’ll be ready to keep going with the story. Plus, the comics are done. God, what do we have, like seven different graphic novels now if it actually took off?"

Rhys Coiro, Mia Kirshner, Harold Perrineau, Kiele Sanchez, Diora Baird, Rhys Coiro, Monique Ganderton, Marco Sorian and even Katherine Isabelle all star in the film; but Stella was recast. Niles explains briefly why Melissa George couldn't return oto fill her shoes.

"Schedule. The enemy of all casting. She’s got a million gazillion things going on right now, so we couldn’t fit it."

In DARK DAYS, it’s been a year since the Alaskan town of Barrow’s population was decimated by vampires during its annual month long sunset. Riddled with grief over the death of her husband, bound by nightmares and void of all emotions beyond hate and sorrow, Stella (Sanchez) has spent the past months traveling the world, trying to convince others that vampires exist. Met with skepticism and laughter, Stella is ready to throw in the towel when a group of lost souls (Coiro, Baird and Perrineau) offers an incredible opportunity: the chance to exact revenge upon Lilith (Kirshner), the vampire queen responsible for the assault on her sleepy Alaskan town. With nothing remaining to live for, and nothing left to fear, Stella joins their mission and ventures into the uncharted underbelly of Los Angeles where she pushes herself to the most extreme limits to stop the evil from striking again.

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LEEE777 - 11/20/2009, 5:21 PM
Bite Me!! : D

Cool news, luv to see more sequels!!
bleedthefreak - 11/20/2009, 5:23 PM
never saw the first one, worth the watch?
LEEE777 - 11/20/2009, 5:28 PM
Yeah watch it!!
DrDon - 11/20/2009, 5:31 PM
It's too bad that Hartnett's character is dead.
bleedthefreak - 11/20/2009, 5:32 PM
will do i guess just gotta find it.
LEEE777 - 11/20/2009, 5:35 PM
DRAPER @ I can see SHAMAN agreeing with you there lol! ; D

SHAMAN @ For you buddy!! : D
antz1104 - 11/20/2009, 6:25 PM
I'm looking forward to this. I'm gonna hafta reread them though!
Ugh - 11/20/2009, 6:37 PM
@lee- Not the best pick for Cap, I liked him in Slevin but I can't imagine a stirring Cap speach coming out of this guy
LEEE777 - 11/20/2009, 7:18 PM
UGH @ I was JOKING man lol!! ; D

LEEE777 - 11/20/2009, 7:25 PM

; )
LEEE777 - 11/20/2009, 7:27 PM
But [frick] it,,,,


Ackles for HAWKEYE!! ; D
PhillyHulk - 11/21/2009, 1:31 PM
so if i get this straight LEEE, you want the world for Cap, as long as its not Ackles... You crack me up...
CorndogBurglar - 11/22/2009, 8:48 AM
@ draper

hartnett's character dies in the comics too, but he gets resurrected in the first sequel. who knows if they'll do that in this.
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