When the vampire elder Vicente learns of this plan, he travels to Barrow to end the feeding, to preserve the secrecy of vampires. IDW published the comic and Ben Templesmith provided the artwork. The UK Region 2 release is a two disc special edition, released in April 2008. This article is about the comic book miniseries. [12], In September 2005, it was announced that director David Slade had signed on to 30 Days of Night, which would be distributed by Columbia Pictures mainly in North America and Mandate Pictures in international territories. [11] Niles was pleased with Beattie's faithfully rewritten script, which was submitted to the studio in October 2004. The film was produced on a budget of $30 million and grossed over $75 million at the box office during its six-week run starting on October 19, 2007. [18] In an interview prior to filming, Slade explained that the illustrations of the graphic novel's illustrator, Ben Templesmith, would be reflected in production design. To coincide with the film's release, a novelization by Tim Lebbon was published by Pocket Star on September 25, 2007. [31] Other cast named included Harold Perrineau, Kiele Sanchez, Diora Baird, Rhys Coiro, and Monique Ganderton. It was released on October 19, 2007,[22] and was filmed at Henderson Valley Studios in Auckland, New Zealand. Raimi expressed interest in adapting the miniseries and was negotiating a production deal with his producing partner Robert Tapert to establish a label with Senator Entertainment, of which Senator International is the sales division. The stranger was a human who was approached by vampire Marlow Roderick and recruited to serve as the instrument through which he would prepare for a coming feeding frenzy in the desolate town of Barrow, Alaska… The town of about 4,000 people is now beginning its 65-day period of … Vampires flock to Barrow, Alaska, where the sun sets for about 30 days, allowing them to feed without the burden of sleep to avoid lethal sunlight. North of the Arctic Circle, locations such as Barrow may receive up to 67 days of total darkness in the year, while … Overall the story is sorta 'meh' … All three parties co-own the property. However, these senses can be weakened by extreme cold. The first is the story of vampires that invade a small town (called Barrow in Alaska) at dusk on the first evening of 30 days before the sun will rise again. [21] These included: A film adaptation of the original 30 Days of Night miniseries was produced by Columbia Pictures and Ghost House Pictures. As he escapes, the town snow plow operator, Beau, creates another distraction with his tractor, killing many of the vampires, before trying to blow himself up; when he fails, Marlow crushes his head. For example, in Fairbanks, the sunrise on this year's summer solstice (June 20) is at 2:59 a.m. Sunset is at 12:47 a.m. the next day. The town of nearly 4,000 inhabitants now prepares for 65 days of darkness as it will greet the sunrise in 2021… An ongoing series of 30 Days of Night novels is being published by IDW Publishing and Pocket Books. [27] Roger Ebert gave the film 2.5 stars out of a possible 4. 30 Days of Night was originally published as several miniseries of 22-page comic books from IDW Publishing. Every year, from November to December, the northernmost community in the world was plunged into thirty days of endless, sunless night… We're going to try to do our best... and one of the ways we have to do it is be more naturalistic than the graphic novel, because it's very over-the-top," said Slade. The town of Barrow, Alaska is preparing for its annual "30 Days of Night", a period during the winter when there is a month-long polar night. In the series, vampires, being vulnerable to sunlight, take advantage of the prolonged darkness to openly kill the townspeople and feed at will. Vampires in the series differ in many ways from their mythological counterparts: impaling them with a wooden stake will not, on its own, kill them; neither will exposing them to garlic or even fire. 30 Days of Night was originally pitched as a comic, then as a film, but it was rejected. He criticized several plot holes, such as the vampires moving with supernatural speed in some attacks but ponderous slowness in others, but also singled out Danny Huston for being "quite convincing" as the vampire leader and summed up the film as "well-made, well-photographed and plausibly acted, and is better than it needs to be."[28]. [25] The film grossed $39,568,996 in the United States and Canada and $35,735,361 overseas. The town of Barrow, Alaska, is about to plunge into a month of darkness, a … Barrow, Alaska, a small town on the Arctic circle, is preparing for its annual "30 days of night," a period during the winter when the sun will not be seen. 30 Days of Night is a three-issue horror comic book miniseries written by Steve Niles, illustrated by Ben Templesmith, and published by American company IDW Publishing in 2002. A prequel miniseries, Blood Trails, was released on FEARnet.com and FEARnet On Demand in 2007. In the far Northern Hemisphere, the small town of Barrow, Alaska, experiences a solid month of darkness every year. [13] In March 2006, Slade revealed that screenwriter Brian Nelson, who wrote the screenplay for Slade's previous film Hard Candy, was writing a new draft of the 30 Days of Night script, replacing Beattie's draft. Aug 27, 2018 - This Pin was discovered by Mark. Eben and Billy make it to the utilidor but are attacked by Arvin, who bites Billy; Billy knocks Arvin into the heavy-duty shredder, and in doing so, grinds his own hand to a stump by accident, before being killed by Eben because he is starting to turn. 30 Days of Night: Return to Barrow garnered Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's first Eisner Award nominations in 2005. Critical reviews were mixed. She was played by actress Amber Sainsbury. 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