|30 Days of Night|
|Directed by||David Slade|
|Produced by||Sam Raimi|
|Written by||Steve Niles|
Mark Boone Junior
|Music by||Brian Reitzell|
|Editing by||Art Jones|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||October 19, 2007|
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30 Days of Night is a 2007 thriller film based on the comic book miniseries of the same name. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States 2007 saw major releases such as The Simpsons Movie, National Treasure Book of Secrets, The thriller is a broad Genre of Literature, Film, Gaming and Television. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative A miniseries (also mini-series) in a serial Storytelling medium is a production which tells a story in a pre-planned limited number of episodes 30 Days of Night is a three-issue horror Comic book Limited series written by Steve Niles, illustrated by Ben Templesmith The film is directed by David Slade and stars Josh Hartnett, Melissa George and Danny Huston. David Slade (born September 26[[ 969]] is a British Film director who began his career making Music videos. Joshua Daniel Hartnett (born July 21, 1978) is an American Actor. Melissa Suzanne George (born 6 August 1976 is an Australian actress and athlete who has worked in Australia and the United States in Film and Danny Huston (born 14 May 1962) is an American actor and director The film was released in the U. S. on October 19, 2007 and November 1, 2007 in the UK by Columbia Pictures. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. }} Columbia Pictures Industries Inc is an American Film production and distribution company
Barrow, Alaska is preparing for its annual "30 days of night," a period during the winter when the sun will not be seen: some inhabitants leave for Fairbanks or other parts south. Barrow is a city in and the borough seat of the North Slope Borough of the state of Alaska, United States. The polar night is the night lasting more than 24 hours usually inside the Polar circles The opposite phenomenon when the sun stays above the horizon for a long time is called As the town gets ready, the Stranger (Ben Foster) rows ashore from a larger ship and once in Barrow, he sets about sabotaging the town in the belief that the vampires will make him one of them if he helps them with their plans. Ben Foster (born October 29, 1980) is a Daytime Emmy - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Actor. Barrow's sheriff, Eben Oleson (Josh Hartnett) investigates these crimes. Eben Olemaun is a fictional character in the comic 30 Days of Night created by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith. Joshua Daniel Hartnett (born July 21, 1978) is an American Actor. As he does so, he learns that his estranged wife, Stella (Melissa George), missed the last plane out of town and will have to spend the 30 day period in Barrow. Stella Olemaun is a fictional character in the comic 30 Days of Night created by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith. Melissa Suzanne George (born 6 August 1976 is an Australian actress and athlete who has worked in Australia and the United States in Film and Although they try to avoid one another, when Eben confronts the Stranger in the town diner, she helps subdue him and take him to the station house.
From the jail cell, the Stranger taunts Eben, Stella, Eben's teenage brother, Jake (Mark Rendall) and grandmother, telling them that death is coming for them. Mark Rendall (born October 21, 1988) is a Canadian Actor, perhaps best known for starring in the title role of the 2005 film Just then, vampires attack the local telecommunications center and power supply, rendering the town dark and cut off from the outside world. Vampires are mythological or folkloric revenants who subsist by feeding on the blood of the living Eben goes to the telecommunications center and finds the operator's head on a spike. He and Stella then go through town, trying to find the ones responsible for the gruesome crimes.
Meanwhile, the vampires, led by Marlow (Danny Huston) attack the town. Danny Huston (born 14 May 1962) is an American actor and director Marlow speaks in an ancient, guttural language, clarified by subtitles; the other vampires shriek. He tells them after they feed on the humans to take off the head, to make sure that there will not be any more competition. Unless they are shot in the head, bullets are useless against them, and they slaughter most of the town, including Eben's grandmother, whilst the survivors congregate in the diner. The vampires attack Eben and Stella but Beau Brower (Mark Boone Junior), the local snowplow driver, rescues them. Vampires are mythological or folkloric revenants who subsist by feeding on the blood of the living Mark Boone Junior (born March 17, 1955) is an American actor perhaps best known for his roles in two films by Christopher Nolan, Memento Everyone decides to go to the boarded up house of someone who had left town earlier that day. The house has a hidden attic where they will be able to hide. Marlow finds the Stranger in the jail and, rather than turning him into a vampire as the Stranger wished, kills him instead. Marlow orders the vampires not to turn anyone into a vampire; they will slaughter the town and then disappear in order to preserve modern humanity's belief that vampires are the stuff of bad dreams and nothing more.
Over the next week, Eben, Stella, Jake and seven others stick it out in the attic. They fight about leaving but most stay; only Wilson and his senile father, Isaac are lost. Eben ventures out to try to help a stray survivor, being used by the vampires as bait for any other survivors. During his attempt, he finds John Riis, in the shade under a hut and attempts to help him. He discovers however that he had become a vampire, and ends up killing him. He then learns that beheading the vampires will kill them. When a blizzard hits, Eben and the others use the whiteout conditions to make it to the general store. There, a young girl vampire attacks and wounds one of them. The whiteout conditions end, preventing them from making it back to the abandoned house. Eben decides everyone should go to the police station. He will provide a diversion by running to his grandmother's house to retrieve an ultraviolet lighting system. Eben makes it to the house, turns on the generator and turns the light on the vampires who have followed him. It hideously burns a female vampire named Iris, forcing Marlow to kill her. Eben escapes the house followed by the vampires. Beau comes to the rescue, killing many of the vampires with his backhoe. He crashes into a hotel and then ignites a box of dynamite using road flares, trying to kill himself. His ploy is unsuccessful though as Beau lives through the blast and Marlow crushes his skull, but it gives Eben the time to make it to the police station. There, the wounded member turns into a vampire. With some shred of his humanity left, he asks Eben to behead him. Eben complies.
Two more weeks pass. Stella and Eben find his deputy, Billy Kitka (Manu Bennett), signaling them with a flashlight from across the street. Manu Bennett (born October 10 1969 in New Zealand) is an actor from Australia who has been in several tv series and movies Eben and Stella make it to Billy's house. When the vampires attacked, he killed his wife and daughters but his gun jammed when he tried to commit suicide. Stella and Eben take him back to the station house. There they learn that the others have made it to the utilidor, a power station that controls the oil pipeline, the only structure that still has power. A Utilidor is a utility corridor built underground or aboveground to carry utility lines such as electricity water and sewer Eben, Stella and Billy begin to sneak towards the utilidor. Stella stops to rescue a young girl who is being stalked by a vampire, Zurial (John Rawls). Eben and Billy try to distract him while Stella gets the girl to safety. Instead, Billy and Eben are separated. They both eventually make it to the utilidor, but another vampire follows Billy inside.
Eben is happy to see the rest of the survivors have made it alive. The vampire attacks Billy, ripping into his neck and dazing him. When the vampire turns to attack Eben, Billy gets up and knocks it into the gears of the utilidor's pump, shredding the creature. Billy's arm gets caught in the gears as well and his entire forearm is completely gone. Billy screams in pain as Eben tries to calm him down. Eben then realizes that Billy's screams become vampiric shrieks. Eben is then forced to kill Billy with an axe - chopping off his head.
The sun is due to rise in a few hours. The vampires decide to burn the town to cover their tracks. Stella radios to Eben that she and the young girl are hiding under an abandoned truck across the street from the utilidor, the flames rapidly approaching them. Realizing he cannot beat the vampires as a human, Eben injects himself with Billy's infected blood so he can fight them as a vampire. He and Marlow fight a vicious battle. As the battle comes to a close, Marlow charges Eben as Eben throws a punch. The punch runs through Marlow's mouth and out the back of his head. Leaderless, with the sun about to rise, the other vampires disappear.
Eben and Stella watch sunrise together. While Stella rests on Eben's shoulder, they share one last kiss. Stella holds Eben tightly in her arms as he lets out a bloodcurdling scream. His body slowly burns until there is nothing left but ash. The end of the film is marked as Stella closes her eyes, cradling Eben's ashen corpse.
Following the publication of the 30 Days of Night comic book miniseries in 2002, studios, including DreamWorks, MGM and Senator International, bid in the $1 million range for rights to a potential vampire film based on the story. 30 Days of Night is a three-issue horror Comic book Limited series written by Steve Niles, illustrated by Ben Templesmith A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative A miniseries (also mini-series) in a serial Storytelling medium is a production which tells a story in a pre-planned limited number of episodes DreamWorks LLC, also known as DreamWorks Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, or DreamWorks Studios, is a major American Film studio Director and producer Sam 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. Samuel Marshall "Sam" Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American Film director, producer, Actor and Robert Gerard Tapert (born May 14 1955) sometimes credited as Rob Tapert, Robert G  In July 2002, Senator International acquired the rights for 30 Days of Night in a seven figure deal with Raimi and Tapert attached as producers. 30 Days of Night author Steve Niles originally conceived of the story in the form of a film but after meeting a lack of interest in initial pitches to studios, Niles was able to produce it as a comic with Ben Templesmith deciding to collaborate on the project and provide artwork. WARNING Please see the talk page before adding controversial content to this article Ben Templesmith (born 7 March, 1978) is an Australian graphic artist best known for his work in the American Comic When Niles and his agent, Jon Levin, shopped the comic around as a potential film adaptation, Niles found that the idea "went shockingly well," with Sam Raimi and Senator International picking up the property based on the original concept and Templesmith's unique mood and concepts for the vampires. Samuel Marshall "Sam" Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American Film director, producer, Actor and  According to Raimi, the potential project was "unlike the horror films of recent years". 
By October 2002, Niles was working on adapting 30 Days of Night for the big screen, keeping the film true to the miniseries, though fleshing out the characters more significantly in the adaptation process.  In February 2003, Columbia Pictures partnered with Senator International to work on 30 Days of Night, which was developing under Senator internationals newly-established production company, Ghost House Pictures. }} Columbia Pictures Industries Inc is an American Film production and distribution company Mike Richardson, the Dark Horse Comics publisher who supported the adaptation project from the beginning, after having turned down an offer to initially publish the project, was attached as executive producer. Mike Richardson is a writer film producer and the founder of Dark Horse Comics, a Comic book publication company based in Dark Horse Comics is one of the largest independent American Comic book publishers behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics Motion Pictures An executive producer of a Motion picture is typically a producer who is sometimes involved in creative or technical aspects of production  The following March, Richardson revealed that Steve Niles had turned in the initial draft for the 30 Days of Night screenplay.  In March 2004, however, Columbia Pictures requested that Niles's initial screenplay to be rewritten in preparation for production.  Sue Binder, the business manager of Ghost House Pictures, indicated that filming for 30 Days of Night was still at least a year away, as Ghost House planned to produce three films before the vampire thriller.  The following May, Stuart Beattie, one of the writers for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, was rewriting Niles's 30 Days of Night draft for production. Stuart Beattie (born 1972 is an Australian screenwriter He attended Knox Grammar School in Sydney, Australia where his mother Sandra was a languages teacher For the video game see Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl (video game Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black  Niles was pleased with Beattie's faithfully rewritten script, which was submitted to the studio in October 2004. 
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. David Slade (born September 26[[ 969]] is a British Film director who began his career making Music videos.  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. Hard Candy is a 2006 independent Psychological thriller film focusing on a confrontation between a Sexual predator and a 14-year-old  The director said that filming would begin in summer 2006 in Alaska and New Zealand. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island 
In June 2006, it was announced that Josh Hartnett was cast as the husband of the married couple that serves as the town's sheriff team. Joshua Daniel Hartnett (born July 21, 1978) is an American Actor.  Melissa George joined the 30 Days of Night cast as the wife of Hartnett's character. Melissa Suzanne George (born 6 August 1976 is an Australian actress and athlete who has worked in Australia and the United States in Film and  Danny Huston joined the cast as the leader of the vampires. Danny Huston (born 14 May 1962) is an American actor and director  Filming did not begin immediately, but in a September 2006 interview, executive producer Mike Richardson said that 30 Days of Night would be shot on 35 mm film, though there had been discussion to shoot the film on Genesis. 35 mm film is the basic Film gauge most commonly used for both still Photography and Motion pictures, and remains relatively unchanged since its The Genesis is Panavision 's high-end Digital Movie camera, which uses a Proprietary, full frame 35mm -width 1  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. Slade also considered Nelson's draft to be the most faithful to the graphic novel. He also stated his intention to make a "scary vampire film", of which he didn't think there were many. "The rest of them, they fall into all kinds of traps. 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. 
30 Days of Night was released in 2,855 theaters in the United States and Canada on October 19, 2007. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Events 202 BCE - The Battle of Zama results in the defeat of Carthage and Hannibal. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In its opening weekend, the film grossed $15,951,902, placing first in the box office.  As of November 18th 2007, 30 Days of Night has grossed $39,141,000 in the United States and Canada and $10,986,792 overseas. Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. It has grossed $50,127,792 worldwide. 
On Rotten Tomatoes, 49% of the 138 film critics gave the film positive reviews. Rotten Tomatoes is a Website devoted to reviews information and news of Movies.  On Metacritic, the film received a metascore of 53 out of 100 from 29 reviews, considered to be mixed or average reviews. Metacritic is a Website that collates reviews of music Albums games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and Books. Both of these ratings are considered to be much better than typical horror movies. Film site Bloody Disgusting called it the "best vampire film in decades. Bloody Disgusting is a Website that covers horror movies with reviews interviews and news "
30 Days of Night was released February 26, 2008 on DVD, Blu-Ray, and UMD for PSP in the United States. Events 747 BC - Epoch (origin of Ptolemy 's Nabonassar Era 364 - Valentinian I is proclaimed 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The DVD is a single disc and includes 8 featurettes, one of which is a full episode of the hit anime Blood+. is an anime series produced by Production IG and Aniplex and directed by Junichi Fujisaku. The UK Region 2 release is a two disc special edition, released in April 2008. Despite being exactly the same as the theatrical release, the BBFC re-rated the film from a 15 to an 18. Even though it still only has the eight featurettes on the second disc, it includes a bonus 30 Days of Night graphic novel.
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