30 Days Of Night Sequel Starts Filming In October

A sequel to 30 Days of Night, the 2007 adaptation of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith’s comic book, is going to take a little longer than 30 days to arrive—but we’re a little closer to seeing it today.

Bloody Disgusting reported:

30 Days of Night: Dark Days will begin shooting this October in Vancouver, Canada, with director Ben Ketai at the helm. Ketai collaborated on the “Dark Days” script with series creator Niles, and also directed a series of 30 Days of Night webisodes as well.

“Dark Days” takes place in Los Angeles and focuses on Stella Oleson, the heroine of the first “30 Days of Night.” Alongside a group of vampire hunters, Stella intentionally draws vampires out in the open in order to avenge the death of her husband Eben, played by Josh Hartnett in the 2007 horror flick.

While Stella is the new movie’s central character, the website reports that the role will be recast. Melissa George of “Alias” fame played the part in the original film.

It’s also likely that Dark Days will wind up as a direct-to-DVD film, as Niles previously told MTV News. After amassing only $70 million in the box office, Niles said that a sequel’s chances of getting into theaters were lessened.

“We didn’t hit that magic $100 million, but I had a long talk with [producer Sam Raimi],” explained Niles. “He called me and just said, ‘Don’t be too quick to judge this direct-to-DVD market, especially with the sci-fi market.’

“This way we’d be able to do all the comics,” he continued. “We won’t have the massive competition of the box office, and theoretically, we could move on to ‘Return to Barrow’ and to the other series and short stories.”

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