Yet another comic book series finds its way to the big scree, thanks to Sam Raimi's and Robert Tapert's Ghost House Pictures label.
Ghost House's Raimi, Tapert to produce '30 Days'
By NICOLE LAPORTE
David Slade is directing Columbia Pictures' adaptation of Steve Niles' comicbook series "30 Days of Night" for Ghost House Pictures.
Ghost House is a genre label founded by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert and jointly owned by Mandate Pictures.
Col will handle North American distribution of the film as well as a few international territories. Mandate will take the remaining international rights.
Story is set in Barrow, Alaska, a town where, in the middle of winter, the sun sets and does not rise again for more than 30 days. When an evil force terrifies the town's residents, all hopes are pinned on the local sheriffs -- a husband-and-wife team who must choose between saving themselves and helping the town survive the siege, which will last until daylight returns.
No screenwriter has yet been hired.
Raimi and Tapert are producing, with Grant Curtis overseeing the project for Ghost House. Mike Richardson is exec producing with Mandate's Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane. Shannon Gaulding and Adam Milano oversee for Col.
Slade directed this year's Sundance Film Festival pic "Hard Candy," which will be released by Lions Gate later in the year.
Ghost House recently wrapped "Rise," directed by Sebastian Gutierrez and starring Lucy Liu. Shingle also is producing an untitled horror pic to be directed by Danny and Oxide Pang.