Josh Hartnett Toplining 30 Days of Night

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http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=15020
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
June 16, 2006



Josh Hartnett, who once starred in 40 Days and 40 Nights, is now in final talks to topline 30 Days of Night for Columbia Pictures.

The film is based on the Steve Niles graphic novel, illustrated by Ben Templesmith and published by IDW. David Slade is directing.

Written by Stuart Beattie and Brian Nelson, the story centers on a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff (Hartnett) and Deputy, a husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love.

Shooting is set to begin in early August in New Zealand.

Ghost House Pictures' Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are producing, while Grant Curtis is overseeing the production for the Sony-based production company. Mike Richardson, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane are executive producing.

Shannon Gaulding and Adam Milano are overseeing for Sony, which will distribute the film in North America and a few international territories. Mandate Pictures will handle the remaining international rights.

Hartnett, who most recently starred in Lucky Number Slevin, is filming Resurrecting the Champ and next appears in The Black Dahlia.



 
I was looking forward to someone more unlikely as a hero. I thought Mark Ruffalo would have been good in the role. Or because the art was kinda ambiguous sometimes i thought it would be interesting to make him of Eskimo descent and cast Adam Beach who is actually Native American but could pass as Eskimo.
 
sounds good to me. I always liked Josh Hartnett. But he always seems like he isnt trying hard enough, like he's just below giving a good performance. But this should be good.
But i though Steve Nile also wrote the screenplay? or had something to do with the writing of the script?
 
as long as they don't change the ending, I'm cool with it
 
I just hope that they keep the visual style of the comic books...or at least try to.
 
If I was Josh Hartnett I'd never want to volunteer to move to Alaska for a few months.
 
PLAS said:
as long as they don't change the ending, I'm cool with it

Yeah, that's my biggest concern. Harnett is pretty bland from what I've seen of him in other films. He's a bit wooden, actually. Kind of like Keanu-Lite or something. He does okay with what it is that he does, but he doesn't branch much from the core persona he's developed in most of his films.

jag
 
jaguarr said:
Yeah, that's my biggest concern. Harnett is pretty bland from what I've seen of him in other films. He's a bit wooden, actually. Kind of like Keanu-Lite or something. He does okay with what it is that he does, but he doesn't branch much from the core persona he's developed in most of his films.

jag

I thought he was pretty decent in Lucky Number Slevin, but I can see where you're coming from.
 
Flexo said:
I thought he was pretty decent in Lucky Number Slevin, but I can see where you're coming from.

Yeah, he was okay in that, but he was still sort of the same character he is in every film with a little bit of a twist. I don't dislike the guy by any means, but I don't really find him or his performances very memorable, either.

jag
 
So should i buy the TPB or get the ending in spoiler tags ?????
 
hunter rider said:
So should i buy the TPB or get the ending in spoiler tags ?????

Just look it up on Wikipedia.
 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=15749

Melissa George in 30 Days of Night

Source: MelissaGeorge.co.uk
July 29, 2006



MelissaGeorge.co.uk reports that Melissa George, former "Alias" star and who played Kathy Lutz in last year's The Amityville Horror, will star opposite Josh Hartnett in Sony's 30 Days of Night. The film is based on the Steve Niles graphic novel.

In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff (Hartnett) and Deputy (George), a husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love.

David Slade directs the horror film, produced by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures. The studio is eyeing an October 19, 2007 release.
 
Aren't the characters supposed to be native american/eskimo or something?
 
Josh Harnett? The poor man's Benico Del Toro. Trust me, look at him and you can't tell me he doesn't look like De Toro..
 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=15880

Director David Slade on 30 Days of Night!
Source: Ghost House Pictures
August 5, 2006


The official Ghost House Pictures website has posted a short video clip with 30 Days of Night director David Slade talking about adapting the Steve Niles graphic novel. Columbia Pictures will release the movie on October 19, 2007.

The horror film is set in a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, where the sun sets and doesn't rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff (Josh Hartnett) and Deputy, a husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love.

Click here to view the clip!
 
Octoberist said:
Josh Harnett? The poor man's Benico Del Toro. Trust me, look at him and you can't tell me he doesn't look like De Toro..
I can't see it really, Brad Pitt kinda looks like Del Toro though
 
Octoberist said:
Josh Harnett? The poor man's Benico Del Toro. Trust me, look at him and you can't tell me he doesn't look like De Toro..
Del Toro=The poor man's Brad Pitt.
 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=16105

30 Days of Night Behind-the-Scenes Clips
Source: Ghost House Pictures
August 18, 2006


Ghost House Pictures has posted a third behind-the-scenes clip for director David Slade's big screen 30 Days of Night adaptation, starring Josh Hartnett and Melissa George. You can watch the clip, featuring carpenter Steven Key explaining the process of building Barrow, here. Previous clips are available on the left-hand side.

The film is based on the Steve Niles graphic novel. In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff (Hartnett) and Deputy, a husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love.

Columbia Pictures will release 30 Days of Night on October 19, 2007.
 
http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=4684

30 Days of Night Behind-the-Scenes Clip #4
Source: Ghost House Pictures
August 29, 2006


Ghost House Pictures has posted a fourth behind-the-scenes clip for 30 Days of Night, in which producer Rob Tapert brings you along with the crew on a location scout in the mountains of Queenstown, NZ.

Based on the Steve Niles graphic novel, the graphic novel adaptation opens October 19, 2007. The film is directed by David Slade and stars Josh Hartnett and Melissa George.
 

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