07 September 2005

30 Days Of David Slade

Hey guys, it's Donnie...Steve Niles wrote a graphic novel called 30 Days of Night and it contains possibly the greatest vampire premise I've ever heard: There exists a small town in a remote part of Alaska in which the sun sets and then does not rise again for 30 days. (This is fact. Such a place actually exists.) So, naturally such a place becomes a natural draw for a cadre of hungry vamps. They descend upon the town and the only thing standing in their way is a husband and wife who are the town's Sherriff and Deputy.

How cool is that shit?

The property has been in development for a while now, but Sam Raimi's Ghost House productions has taken over and has given the directing job to one David Slade, whose most popular work to date was the music video for Sour Girl by Stone Temple Pilots. (As with most STP songs, the title probably doesn't ring any bells but you'd know it if you heard it.) He also directed the film Hard Candy, starring Patrick Wilson (Angels In America), Sandra Oh (Sideways), and Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde in the upcoming X3). It got a bit of festival praise and should see a theatrical release later this year.

Here's hoping Slade can really do a job on this, because by all rights this movie should be a pocket full of awesome...


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