§ A 30 DAYS OF NIGHT sequel is in the works, but it will probably be direct to DVD. Cinematical has deets, Actually this is a pick up from a Splash Page interview with Niles that ran last week:

According to [creators Steve] Niles, a script has already been submitted, and he is hard at work on the project with Ben Ketai (director of the 30 Days webisodes). The sequel will be based on the comic book follow-up Dark Days, and the story centers on “the character of Stella Olemaun [who] heads to Los Angeles after surviving the vampire attack in Barrow, Alaska. She intentionally attracts the attention of the local vampire population in order to avenge the death of her husband, Eben, during the Barrow incident.”

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§ Megan Fox has been spotted on the JONAH HEX set. So it’s set in ancient Roman times?

BTW, it’s been scientifically proven that running pictures of Megan Fox every day will boost web traffic exponentially, but we’re trying to resist.


§ BUT Salma Hayek…that, we can get totally behind. As her young child grows, she gets even more Luba-esque! Hayek recently tied the knot and we’ll try to dig up some wedding photos…pronto.


  1. Wow! Now that is some cleavage on Salma!… Anyway, I hope Melissa George is in the 30 Days sequel!! :) That movie was great, webisodes wearn’t that bad either.

  2. “Perhaps someone should nominate Ms. Hayek for an episode of What Not to Wear.”

    I’ll nominate her and that outfit for an episode of “What Ms. Hayek Should Wear Every Day.”

  3. Why in the name of all that is holy would anyone make a sequel to that 30 DAYS movie? I haven’t read the original comics, but the movie was amazingly stupid. When a film forgets that blood actually dries, you’ve entered a whole new universe of idiocy.


  4. They think THIS deserves a sequel?

    30 DAYS OF NIGHT 2007

    Written by Steve Niles, Stuart Beattie and Brian Nelson.
    Directed by David Slade.
    Starring Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Manu Bennett, Danny Huston, Ben Foster, Mark Rendall and Mark Boone jr.

    This movie is like a mechanism that gets all wound up but ultimately has nowhere to go.

    30 Days of Night tells the story of a vampire attack on the town of Barrow, Alaska, a community so close to the North Pole that every year they have darkness that lasts for an entire month. Sounds pretty appealing to you average bloodsucker, right? Anyway, the story begins with town sheriff Eban (Josh Harnett) investigating weird events around town and yes, his name is Eban. Why you’d bother calling him Eban when it sounds exactly like Evan is a mystery for the ages. Satellite phones are stolen and destroyed. All the sled dogs in town are brutally slaughtered. A stranger (Ben Foster) turns up in town, looking like he just crawled out of a sewer and talking crazy. Eban, with an assist from his estranged wife Stella (Melissa George), throws the stranger in jail. But then the power goes out and the vampires blitz the town. These aren’t your sexy, pensive, frilly shirt wearing vampires, though. These are simple, animalistic creatures who look at humans the way humans look at cheeseburgers. The vamps massacre most of the town with ease, but Eban, Stella and a small group manage to hide in the attic of an empty house, knowing they’ve got 30 days until sunrise. Not all of them will survive that long…and those that do will pay a heavy price.

    Though the story makes some weak allusions to psychological suspense when the surviving humans are all stuck together in the attic, 30 Days of Night is really just a more complicated way of jumping out from behind a corner and yelling “Boo!” This isn’t a story that flows organically from human (or vampire) behavior and emotion. It is a mechanism designed to put the characters in the greatest peril possible. But like other mechanism movies, this one is so smart it has to become stupid in order to work.

    These characters are trapped in sub-zero weather, with limited food and water and super-strong, super-fast, virtually unkillable monsters prowling around trying to find them. The only way they can survive is to hide, but doing that should kill them after just a few days of cold, hunger and thirst. I suppose you could make a movie of that, but it wouldn’t be the commercial horror movie 30 Days of Night want to be. This film wants to entertain, but it’s trapped its characters in a dead end with no reasonable way out. So the movie does what many other movies do in this situation, it gets stupid. The practical realities of how this group of people could survive in this situation are ignored. And because the movie doesn’t want to spend an hour and a half with these people just sitting around in the attic, they have to start doing stupid stuff to get them out of the attic and into danger. But because they don’t want the movie to end in 10 minutes, the stupid stuff they do doesn’t kill them (unless the plot dictates it’s time for a character to die).

    And speaking of stupid, I have to point out than the vampires end up covered in blood from their attacks on the townspeople. But even though they spend a month walking around Barrow at sub-freezing temperature, they never wipe the blood off and it always stays wet. I would think that even vampires would have some concern for their personal hygiene, but I’m absolutely sure that blood not only dries but also freezes in cold weather.

    30 Days of Night also has the other weakness common to mechanism movies in that, none of the actions taken by the characters have any real meaning or depth to them. One of the things you can do to make these kinds of films more gripping is to link the physical challenges facing the character to emotional challenges from other parts of their lives. For example, Eban and Stella are separated, apparently over the question of having children. Not to spoil things for you, but Eban has to make a dramatic decision at the end of the movie to save everyone else. If they could have linked that decision to the separation it would have been a much more powerful moment. The problem between he and Stella should have been connected in some way to the problem he has to solve to save everyone, so there’s an emotional significance to his actions beyond servicing the plot hammer. Or the film could have focused on how these people all came to this desolate place to get away from other people and be alone, but now they desperately need other people in order to survive. But after dancing around that theme for a few seconds, it’s forgotten.

    I haven’t read the comic books upon which this movie is based (and yes, they’re comic books and not a graphic novel, you pretentious bastards), so I don’t know if the problems with this film come from the source or are the product of adaptation. If you’re a vampire fan and are looking for a different take on the subject, you might enjoy 30 Days of Night. But you’d better be ready to go along with the story when it stops being clever and starts being stupid.


  5. They both look hot!!! :)

    And, I guess there’s a reason why Selma likes to nourish kids with her breast milk, her ‘gallons’ always seem full!! O.O

  6. did we really need 2 posts and an essay on why you dont like it? little bit of overkill. When the sequel comes out just dont go see it. There are heaps of movies and sequels I cant stand. But I think someone must like them, and they must have made money on it or there wouldn’t be a sequel, so good luck to them. And I for one will be hiring this when it comes out.