Reported to be developed back in late 2008, the sequel to "30 Days of Night" has finally moved on with its principal photography. On Thursday, October 22, Stage 6 Films and Ghost House Pictures have officially announced that the shooting of "30 Days of Night: Dark Days" has begun in Vancouver, Canada.
Along with the revelation of the production start, confirmation on the casting news was also released. Kiele Sanchez, Diora Baird, Rhys Coiro, Mia Kirshner and Harold Perrineau are the five actors set to star in the horror movie. Bloody-Disgusting has reported earlier that Coiro will portray one of the lead roles, while Kirshner is set to play lead vampire villain Lilith.
As for the story, it went on like this, "It's been a year since the Alaskan town of Barrow's population was decimated by vampires during its annual month long sunset. Riddled with grief over the death of her husband, bound by nightmares and void of all emotions beyond hate and sorrow, Stella has spent the past months traveling the world, trying to convince others that vampires exist."
"Met with skepticism and laughter, Stella is ready to throw in the towel when a group of lost souls offers an incredible opportunity: the chance to exact revenge upon Lilith, the vampire queen responsible for the assault on her sleepy Alaskan town. With nothing remaining to live for, and nothing left to fear, Stella joins their mission and ventures into the uncharted underbelly of Los Angeles where she pushes herself to the most extreme limits to stop the evil from striking again."
"30 Days of Night: Dark Days" is produced by Stage 6 and Ghost House. Ben Ketai will make his directorial debut with this feature film which is based on a screenplay written by Steve Niles and Ketai. No release date has been set in stone just yet, but the movie is expected to come out sometime in 2010.