FEARnet, IDW adapt new "30 Days of Night" web series to comics

Fri, July 11th, 2008 at 7:07am PDT

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Official Press Release

FEARnet, the world's premiere horror and thriller website and on-demand service, and IDW Publishing, the publishers of the acclaimed, best-selling 30 Days of Night graphic novels, have teamed up to create a 16-page, limited-edition comic book adaptation of FEARnet's upcoming web series 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust. The special, limited edition collectible comic book will be distributed exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con on July 26th at FEARnet's booth #4313. Only 10 thousand issues are being created for distribution.

The comic book provides an entry into FEARnet's all-new 30 Days of Night inspired web series - 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust -- that will debut July 17th on FEARnet.com. Produced for FEARnet by Ghost House Pictures, the joint-venture between Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Mandate Pictures, 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust will once again unleash the terror of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's ground-breaking 30 Days of Night graphic novels. The new six episode web series will be bolstered by the star power of one of today's hottest femme fatales: the stunning Shawnee Smith of the blockbuster horror franchise Saw as well as The Island, Armageddon and Leaving Las Vegas. The series will also feature appearances by horror cult favorites Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) and Ted Raimi (Evil Dead Series).

Last fall, FEARnet launched its first 30 Days of Night web series -- 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails -- timed to Sony Pictures/Ghost House Pictures 30 Days of Night feature film. The series became an instant hit, generating more than 5 million views.

Dust to Dust is a direct sequel to Blood Trails and will take viewers even deeper into the terrifying vampire-infested world. The Dust to Dust series will be carried on FEARnet.com as well as the FEARnet On Demand network, available on participating digital cable systems.

Dust to Dust continues the New Orleans storyline from Blood Trails where fans first met George, an ex-junkie who, while trying to expose the vampires, got captured by the authorities and blamed for the trail of bodies. Our new series begins as Detective Nick Maguire learns that his sister Sara, a nurse at the local penitentiary, disappeared during a mysterious prison break in which George escaped. Nick ignores the wishes of his former partner, Gina, and begins to search for Sara himself. While scouring the gritty streets of New Orleans, Nick finds George and learns that there was more to the prison break than anyone thought, and that the wounds inflicted upon Sara may be changing her into a blood-thirsty vampire. Now, in order to save his sister, Nick will have to learn to trust George, and become a believer in the evil that stalks his streets at night.

The 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust comic book was written by IDW writer-editor Tom Waltz, and based on the original screenplay by Ed Fowler. Artist Justin Randall, who previously worked with legendary 30 Days of Night creator Steve Niles on 30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella, provided illustration. Steve Niles himself served as producer (and creative consultant) along with 30 Days of Night co-creator Ben Templesmith. Aside from producing, Mr. Templesmith provided art direction and designed and illustrated the cover for the book. The book was edited by FEARnet's Joseph McCabe and IDW's publisher and editor-in-chief Chris Ryall and Eisner Award winning Robbie Robbins provided letters.

About FEARnet
FEARnet, the world's premier horror and thriller destination on demand, online and on mobile devices is a cutting-edge, multi-platform horror network with an unrivaled modern horror library bringing together the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services with the two top studios producing and distributing horror and movies to deliver horror fans uninterrupted fear 24/7. FEARnet.com is the number one horror website and PC Magazine recently named FEARnet.com among "The 15 Best Websites for Movie Fans." FEARnet On Demand is one of the top five VOD networks. The advertising supported network is a joint venture between Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), Sony Pictures Television (SPT: US) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF).

FEARnet On Demand, available on Comcast, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS and Insight Communications and includes the biggest stash of thriller, killer and chiller horror titles from Sony Pictures and Lionsgate's vast film libraries. www.fearnet.com users can explore the world of the macabre on a visually arresting video-rich environment packed with movies, interactive community features and fresh original content. The site features free streaming movies, download to own movies, social networks features including a "victim" profiles and chat capabilities, news and reviews and more.

TAGS:  idw publishing, fearnet, steve niles, 30 days of night

 
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