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30 Days 2 casting

10.19.2009

A sequel to the high-concept horror flick 30 DAYS OF NIGHT is in the works, with director Ben Ketai stepping in for original helmer David Slade, who's dealing with very different vampires in the TWILIGHT sequel ECLIPSE.

Bloody Disgusting got word of casting on the sequel, which is currently filming. Fanged ones and potential victims of mastication include the smoldering Mia Kirshner, Rhys Coiro (best known as lunatic director Billy on "Entourage"), Harrold Perrineau Jr ("Lost", 28 WEEKS LATER), Kiele Sanchez ("Lost" again, A PERFECT GETAWAY), stuntwoman Monique Ganderton, and the gloriously proportioned Diora Baird (below).

Not a bad cast for a genre flick... especially since this one's apparently going straight to DVD. I thought the first 30 DAYS OF NIGHT was intermittently effective (except for the actual bloodsuckers, who seemed more mentally challenged than menacing), but I certainly figured it was popular and lucrative enough to justify a theatrical sequel.

The first 30 DAYS took place in a sleepy Alaska town where a month passes without daylight, making it the perfect feeding ground for a clan of thirsty vampires. The sequel (presumably somewhat based on writer Steve Niles' comic follow-up DARK DAYS) follows the Alaska survivor (although it seems Melissa George isn't returning) on her quest to find and destroy the "queen" vampire ultimately responsible for the slaughter.

Extra Tidbit: Sam Raimi, whose Ghost House is releasing the sequel, originally plunked down a cool million bucks for the rights to the first comic series (which has spun off into countless comic sequels).
Source: B-D

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10:59AM on 10/20/2009

I'm game...

For any flick with Mia Kirshner and Diora Baird. Maybe there will be some vamp on vamp action in this straight-to-DVD sequel that I don't have a problem with.
For any flick with Mia Kirshner and Diora Baird. Maybe there will be some vamp on vamp action in this straight-to-DVD sequel that I don't have a problem with.
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2:57AM on 10/20/2009

Why all the hate?

For straight to DVD? Doesn't mean anything. Wrong Turn 2 was STD, and it was great. It saves a PISSLOAD of money, and that's always a good thing.

Really dug the first one, and since Mia is onboard this, I'm totally down for it.
For straight to DVD? Doesn't mean anything. Wrong Turn 2 was STD, and it was great. It saves a PISSLOAD of money, and that's always a good thing.

Really dug the first one, and since Mia is onboard this, I'm totally down for it.
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4:31AM on 10/20/2009
Yeah, there are actually plent of good straight to dvd flicks. For instance recently I saw The Hills Run Red and that was surprisingly pretty decent. So straight to dvd is not necessarily a gaurantee of it sucking anymore. Definitely agree.
Yeah, there are actually plent of good straight to dvd flicks. For instance recently I saw The Hills Run Red and that was surprisingly pretty decent. So straight to dvd is not necessarily a gaurantee of it sucking anymore. Definitely agree.
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2:18AM on 10/20/2009
I usually don't even bother with straight to DVD movies, but this one might be worth a watch since I dug the first one. Oh yeah, and DIORA BAIRD is in it! Jesus, that woman is yummy....
I usually don't even bother with straight to DVD movies, but this one might be worth a watch since I dug the first one. Oh yeah, and DIORA BAIRD is in it! Jesus, that woman is yummy....
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12:57AM on 10/20/2009

Diora Baird?

Sure, I'll go.
Sure, I'll go.
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12:08AM on 10/20/2009

Straight-to-DVD

Way to make me not give a shit about a movie anymore. I mean, the first one wasn't even that impressive to begin with.
Way to make me not give a shit about a movie anymore. I mean, the first one wasn't even that impressive to begin with.
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11:57PM on 10/19/2009
It's a shame this is going straight-to-dvd, it's got a pretty good cast. I still maintain that Diora Baird should replace Alba as Nancy in Sin City 2. If they ever make the damn thing!
It's a shame this is going straight-to-dvd, it's got a pretty good cast. I still maintain that Diora Baird should replace Alba as Nancy in Sin City 2. If they ever make the damn thing!
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11:04PM on 10/19/2009
Wait, so does this mean Melissa George is not coming back?

Cool cast. 2 24 alumni's and 2 Lost alumni's. But it sucks that it's going straight to dvd.
Wait, so does this mean Melissa George is not coming back?

Cool cast. 2 24 alumni's and 2 Lost alumni's. But it sucks that it's going straight to dvd.
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10:05PM on 10/19/2009

"... especially since this one's apparently going straight to DVD."

There goes my interest.
There goes my interest.
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