Looking at unmade Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films and television…
30 Days of Night was one of many film pitches from Steve Niles.
- Steve Niles started self-publishing comics via Arcane Comix and moved onto work for other companies.
- Alone with a number of other ideas Steve Niles pitched the idea of vampires in Alaska for 2 – 3 years before giving up.
- Niles said the pitch met with blank faces and was told that it just sounded like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- When comic publisher IDW formed and were looking ideas, Niles offered them his list of pitches, with Ted Adams picking the “30 Days of Night Pitch.” The comic was released in 2002 with art by Ben Templesmith.
- The day the comic was released Niles says he started getting calls from every studio and producer wanting to make it a movie, including producers who rejected it. The movie was released in 2007.