Peter S. Beagle’s 1968 novel "The Last Unicorn" (which was later adapted into an animated film in 1982) will now be adapted into a six-issue comic book series from IDW Publishing.
The series will kick off in April 2010, and will be adapted from Beagle's novel by writer Peter B. Gillis — who also happens to be the writer behind one of our favorite series around Splash Page HQ, the early-'80s Marvel series "Strikeforce: Morituri" (recently mentioned in our "Scariest Comics We've ever Read" list). Art for the miniseries will be provided by Renae De Liz and her husband Ray Dillon.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Each week, MTV Movies Blog subjects two women with very different tastes in horror movies to the highs and lows of the genre, then records their discussion of the films. This time around, the "Gore Girls" tackled David Slade's "30 Days of Night"—an adaptation of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's vampire tale set in Alaska. Be sure to check out MoviesBlog.MTV.com for more from the "Gore Girls." -RM
Welcome to Gore Girls! MTV contributor Terri Schwartz doesn't know crap about the horror genre, and she's volunteered to be our Movies Blog guinea pig. She has a good guide too. Fellow contributor Jenni Miller is a bonafide horror enthusiast, and she's willing to walk Terri through her formative experiences with blood, guts, monsters and maniacs. Together, this dynamic duo are THE GORE GIRLS!!! Good luck Terri... you're definitely going to need it.
Our vampire-themed month for the Gore Girls continues today with "30 Days of Night." The setup is actually pretty ingenious for a vampire movie. The blood-suckers hate sunlight, right? And Alaska has, what, 100 days or so of sunlight each year? There's no better place for them to call home, provided they can survive that long hibernation. And "30 Days of Night" has the added bonus of being directed by David Slade, who just wrapped filming on the third "Twilight" movie, "Eclipse." Take it away, Jenni and Terri.
Continue Reading: '30 Days Of Night' Leaves MTV's Gore Girls Lost In The Alaskan Wilderness
A new chapter begins in the Transformers universe this month as IDW Publishing launches a regular, ongoing "Transformers" comic book series featuring Optimus Prime, Megatron and the rest of the robots in disguise.
However, before the new series can kick off, there's a lot of "Transformers" history to make sense of and fit into the property's comic book history. That's why IDW is releasing "Transformers: Continuum" this week, featuring a 32-page, ad-free take on the key players in the next stage of Transformers lore, covering everything from "Infiltration" to the recent "All Hail Megatron" series.
IDW has offered Splash Page readers an exclusive preview at "Transformers: Continuum," featuring a story by Andy Schmidt and art by Ken Christensen. Read More...
The sequel to "30 Days of Night" is currently underway in Vancouver with director Ben Ketai at the helm and actors Kiele Sanchez, Mia Kirshner, Diora Baird and Harold Perrineau in front of the lens. Set reports and photographs are already finding their way online, giving fans just enough information about the sequel to whet their bloodthirsty appetites.
Over at Ain't It Cool News, the first official image from "30 Days of Night: Dark Days" has reared its head, showing the aforementioned Sanchez as leading lady Stella Oleson. The knife-wielding heroine boasts more than a few wounds and bloodstains, showing that Stella's vengeance quest against the vampires who killed her husband might not go so smoothly. Read More...
Halloween season always provides reminders of the various creatures permeating popular culture, but you don't need the spook-filled holiday to raise awareness for vampires—thanks to shows like "True Blood" and the blockbuster "Twilight" franchise, everybody and their grandmother are well aware of the blood-sucking menace.
What some might not be as aware of is the multitude of both terrifying and terrific vampire characters within the comic book pantheon. There are so many compelling vampires on the paneled page, in fact, that I can only list a handful of my favorites.
Check out five of my personal favorite comic book vampires, then check back in with us in the comments for some of yours! Read More...
Reports in September that the "30 Days of Night" sequel would begin filming in October appear to have been corroborated yesterday as filming kicked off in Vancouver.
Director Ben Ketai's follow-up to the 2007 adaptation of Steve Niles' IDW comic (directed by "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" director David Slade) seems to be proceeding on schedule with actress Kiele Sanchez as Stella Oleson instead of Melissa George.
"Not something I've seen spread around anywhere else yet, but the sequel to '30 Days of Night,' 'Dark Days,' began shooting in Vancouver today," IDW publisher Chris Ryall posted on his Twitter account.
The official cast and synopsis for "30 Days of Night: Dark Days," the sequel to the 2007 adaptation of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's comic book, has been announced just days after an initial look at the movie's acting roster.
Most of the important casting notes—including the arrivals of Mia Kirshner ("The L Word"), Rhys Coiro ("Entourage") and Harold Perrineau ("Lost")—remain in place, though perhaps the biggest news is that Melissa George will not be reprising her role as Stella Oleson, despite Niles' own hopes.
Bloody Disgusting reports that Oleson will instead be played by Kiele Sanchez, perhaps best known as the castaway Nikki on the third season of "Lost." Read More...
The sequel to "30 Days of Night," the Josh Hartnett-starring adaptation of Steve Niles' popular vampire comic book, has officially started production in Vancouver with a whole slew of casting just announced.
Bloody Disgusting has learned the identity of several actors joining the cast of "30 Days of Night: Dark Days," the direct-to-video sequel helmed by Ben Ketai. Most prominently among these new actors are "Lost" veterans Harold Perrineau and Kiele Sanchez, as well as "24" stars Mia Kirshner and Rhys Coiro.
While character names and descriptions are mostly under wraps, it appears that Kirshner will assume the role of Lillith, the lead vampire in the film. Read More...
The fact that "30 Days of Night" wasn't a smashing success at the box office isn't necessarily an indicator that a sequel film is off limits—on the contrary, a follow-up to the comic book adaptation is about to go into production.
Any day now, "30 Days of Night: Dark Days" will start shooting in Vancouver with director Ben Ketai at the helm.
"30 Days of Night" creator Steve Niles attended Baltimore Comic-Con this past weekend and spoke with Comics Continuum about the upcoming movie, saying that they have one priority in mind right now: casting the film's lead. Read More...
Taking a look at Joss Whedon's comic book resume is a bit like listing off his numerous contributions to television. Unfortunately for fans of "Dollhouse," the creator's latest endeavor has yet to join "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Serenity" and "Angel" in the center of his proverbial TV-to-comics Venn diagram. Of course, as Whedon readers have come to expect, all it takes is the right idea to get the creator knee-deep in a new project.
Even though no projects are set in stone, Dark Horse Comics' Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie was able to shed a little more light on the possibility of "Dollhouse" comics at this past weekend's Baltimore Comic-Con, according to ComicBookResources.
"'Dollhouse? There's a chance," Allie explained. Read More...