After getting bumped on the backburners this past summer it seemed like it might be awhile before we heard any good news regarding Columbia Pictures’ film adaptation of Steve Niles’ 30 Days of Night, but after the recent success of the two other Raimi produced flick ’30 Days’ is now on fast track! Read on for the scoop. Alaska has 30 days of darkness every year- a perfect time for Vampires to roam the land…
A scooper writes into Aint it Cool News:
“Today I attened the Dallas Comic Con Convention which featured Sean Astin, Thomas Jane and Steve Niles (Writer of the comics 30 Days of Night, Fused)
All three held Question and Answer sessions. Sean was by himself and Jane and Niles appeared together. Nothing big from the Astin session, except that every time he talks to Steven Spielberg, Spielberg always starts the conversation with, “You are still up for Goonies 2, right?” which Sean always answers with a “yes!”
The Jane/Niles session had some really juicy tidbits thought:
1. Niles said that Columbia has put a rush on the movies version of 30 Days of Night. Based on the success of The Grudge and Boogeyman, the rush was just put out this week and it is now second in line in production for them behind, he believes, is Scarecrow.
2. Niles has pitched five of his comics, and all five have been picked up for production recently, including 30 Days of Night, Fused, Hyde and Aleister Arcane (The 5th one slips my mind).”