Here’s an interesting piece of news to come out of San Diego’s Comic Con. I just checked out a G4 video interview with Steve Niles, writer of 30 Days of Night. Apparently he’s just been hired to adapt a Scott Hampton property for the big screen. (I’m pretending like I know who Scott Hampton is. Apparently he was the artist for the 30 Days comic series.) The interesting part? John Carpenter is apparently on to direct! That’s right, JC has finally put down his Xbox controller and decided to jump back into the game. Great news, considering we’ve already been teased with his return by his couple of Masters of Horror episodes. (Which I actually enjoyed.)
According to Niles, the film is a ghost story, set in a small town involving serial killers. Sean has done some digging and thinks it could be based on a story from Hampton’s Spookhouse comic series. This sounds perfect for Carpenter. It’s like The Fog meets Halloween. Not to mention, the film is being produced by David Foster, who’d previously worked with Carpenter on The Thing. (He also produced The Fog remake. Ouch.) So what do you guys think? Is Carpenter past his prime? Have you lost faith after being left with Ghosts of Mars? Who am I kidding…I don’t give a shit what you think. This movie is going to knock my socks off.