While Bloody Disgusting exclusively broke the news a few days back (and still offered more casting than announced), today the official announcement was made for the 30 Days of Night sequel. Principal photography has commenced in Vancouver, Canada for 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, the sequel to the vampire movie sensation based on the cult-hit graphic novel series by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith. Produced by Stage 6 Films and Ghost House Pictures, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS marks director Ben Ketai’s first feature film and is based on a screenplay written by Niles and Ketai. The cast includes Kiele Sanchez (A Perfect Getaway, Lost), Diora Baird (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Wedding Crashers), Rhys Coiro (Entourage, 24 the upcoming Straw Dogs), Mia Kirshner (The L Word, The Black Dahlia), and Harold Perrineau (Oz, Lost, The Matrix Revolutions). Check out the official synopsis below.
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 (replacing Melissa George as 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.
Pictured in order of mention: Rhys Coiro, Mia Kirshner, Harold Perrineau, Kiele Sanchez and Diora Baird