New Cast Added To 30 Days of Night Sequel

With Twilight, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, a restart of the Anne Rice series, the remake of Let The Right One In, Daybreakers, as well as the hundreds of other films and television shows of the same ilk to come out in the next year, it would seem that Hollywood has taken a slight liking to vampire myth. Whether you want to stab every tween in the head with a stake or you are using a nail file to get those incisors extra sharp, yet another one is set to come out, a sequel to 30 Days of Night, and it has just announced its cast.

According to Bloody Disgusting, the sequel, titled 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, will star Rhys Coiro (Entourage, 24) and Mia Kirshner (The Black Dahlia, The L Word) as a human and vampire respectively, with Harold Perrineau (Lost), Kiele Sanchez (A Perfect Getaway), Diora Baird (Accepted, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), and Monique Ganderton (Smallville) filling out the cast in unknown roles. The new film will focus on Stella (Melissa George) who, after losing her husband, joins a group of vampire hunters to find the vampire responsible for the attack on her Alaskan town.

The first film, which came out in 2007, was, at the very least, an interesting new look at the vampire mythos with a great additional twist of never ending darkness. That said, does anyone else see this film as anything more than Columbia Pictures cashing in on a trend? The first film finished without leaving any loose ends, and only made $39 million at the box office. But with more source material available from the original miniseries, it was hard to imagine that they would just leave it alone.

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