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30 Days Tonight

30 Days of Night, the film based on the graphic novel, opens tonight. My good friends at IDW published the original story, and my friend Jeff Mariotte co-wrote the novelization of the film* two original tie-ins based on the series. I’ve not met Steve Niles—who wrote the story (and the novels with Jeff)—but I’ve had a couple of long chats with Ben Templesmith—who drew the story—at Comic-Con, and he’s a fine gentleman as well. Best of all, IMDB lists my great pal Ted Adams as a co-producer, along with some guys named Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert.

The story is set in the small town of Barrow, Alaska. Vampires invade the town in December, just before the sun sets, not to come up again for 30 days. Harrowing disaster ensues.

It’s a fantastic high concept, but Steve and Ben turned it into a wonderful, all-too-human story as well. Here’s hoping the film is a monster hit too.

*Thanks to Christian Johnson of Cinerati fame for catching that goof. (Tim Lebbon novelized the film.) Check the comments on this post for a chance for fast fingers to claim copies of Jeff’s books!

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  1. I did an interview with Jeff Mariotte on Geekerati this past Monday. Jeff was on for about 30 minutes, after which my co-hosts and I discussed other Vampire movies and films.

    Jeff’s a little quiet on the show, but his answers are good. We also discussed his new comic book Graveslinger.

    Oh, and we’re giving away one copy of each of his media tie-in 30 Days of Night novels.

  2. I did an interview with Jeff Mariotte on Geekerati this past Monday. Jeff was on for about 30 minutes, after which my co-hosts and I discussed other Vampire movies and films.

    Jeff’s a little quiet on the show, but his answers are good. We also discussed his new comic book Graveslinger.

    Oh, and we’re giving away one copy of each of his media tie-in 30 Days of Night novels.

  3. I haven’t seen it yet, Darren, although I’m hoping to go later this week. Packing for the move and handling the other aspects of selling and buying houses is sucking up every moment I have. Still, I hope it has enough legs that I get to see it in a theater around here.

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    I haven’t seen it yet, Darren, although I’m hoping to go later this week. Packing for the move and handling the other aspects of selling and buying houses is sucking up every moment I have. Still, I hope it has enough legs that I get to see it in a theater around here.

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