At today’s junket for Fox Atomic’s upcoming horror-thriller Turistas I had the pleasure of talking one-on-one with Star Melissa George about the film, along with 30 Days of Night, which she is still shooting in Alaska. Swaying from the subject at hand, I was able so score (and confirm) some major news regarding the film, which is based on a graphic novel by Steven Niles. Read on for the skinny.
Living in Los Angeles I hear tons of random “tid-bits” about all sorts of different movies, which most of the time are true. Something I’ve heard multiple times and have yet to confirm was the use of a new technology on 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, which is currently filming in Alaska with David Slade (HARD CANDY) behind the camera.
When I asked Melissa George about this new “film technology” she confirmed that the look of the film is going to be something brand new and that yes, there is a new type of film being used on the project. Somehow this new film allows for the pic to be shot in pitch black and still pick up images. We’re still quite interested in this and hope to have more details soon.
She also elaborated on the vampires in the movie telling us that they’re nothing like we’ve ever seen before and that we’ll be amazed by them. We’ll have actual video footage of the interview for you soon, so keep your eyes here on Bloody-Disgusting.
30 DAYS OF NIGHT is Based on the Steve Niles graphic novel. In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn’t rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff and Deputy, a husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love.
The film hits theaters October 19, 2007