Though I'm not the biggest vampire fan, there is a style of vampire film I really like. A guy like Blade comes to
mind for my preferred method of vampiredom, a tough fella who is light on pronouncing all his words with a V. And
out there on the horizon, say Octoberish, I spy a movie that might fit the bill for the sort of down and dirty
bloodsucking that we all need every so often.
The movie is
and I'm here to give you a few reasons to consider giving it your movie-going dollar:
First off, the
Comments such as "30 Days of Night grabs this hoary monster by the throat, pumps it full of the thick rich blood of
life, and shoves it out to greet you, eat you, and coat you in glorious mists of red firing from oh-so-many newly
exposed arterial sprays" AND "This is a top notch horror film that brings energy and power back to the vampire
mythos and is likely to be one of the best horror films of 2007" make my ears perk up. We're sending a writer to the
screening so we'll have the full scoop soon.
Next up, the team assembled here:
Josh Hartnett was great in the terribly underrated
Lucky Number Slevin.
I think he's slowly proving that he's leading man material. And it seems appropriate that after the cheesy
he's doing penance with a badass vampire film that's also about night. Writer Stuart Beattie helped pen the
screenplay too; he's the guy that wrote
and was one of the writers behind the
Pirates of the Caribbean
franchise. Those aren't shabby credits, eh?
Third, it's based on a graphic novel:
We've had great luck with those lately,
V for Vendetta
both come to mind. The reason is simple: a graphic novel is the best possible source material to adapt from. It's
basically a storyboard in a handy portable format. The filmmaker (David Slade) can see every shot before he ever
tackles it. What you get out of that is a story that's compact and taut while not straying from awesome visuals. It
should also be noted that David Slade helmed
a few years back, a flick that had tension absolutely dripping from it, even given the tough storyline. I can't
imagine what Slade will do with unabashed vampire fun. Wait, no, I can, and that's why I'm excited for this one.