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Sequel News: 30 Days of Night, Mad Max and More


30 Days of Night: Cold-loving bloodsuckers have just been granted a lengthier stay. Principal photography on 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, a sequel to the 2007 horror film, is already underway. The movie, which will be directed by Ben Ketai, will center on vampire hunters searching for a queen (Mia Kirshner). Diora Baird, Harold Perrineau, Kiele Sanchez and Rhys Coiro all co-star.

Mad Max: George Miller is reportedly mad for Charlize Theron. According to sources, the Mad Max 4 director is hoping to recruit the Oscar winner for the next installment in the action franchise. The film, which is not expected to include Mel Gibson, may also feature Tom Hardy (Inception). No projected start date has been announced. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was released in 1985.

Stomp the Yard: Fame‘s disappointing returns won’t deter other dance films from being cranked out. Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming, a follow-up to the 2007 entry, will begin shooting next month with Rob Hardy (Pandora’s Box) behind the camera. Although no storyline has been revealed, Columbus Short, a veteran of the original, will likely return.

Twilight: It looks like the Twilight saga may be recruiting its fourth director. According to New Moon‘s Chris Weitz, no helmer has yet been selected for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. David Slade is the man responsible for Eclipse while Catherine Hardwicke was in charge of the first outing.

Jack Ryan: Ryan Reynolds might not be the only actor fronting two different franchises. Star Trek‘s Chris Pine is now in position to play Jack Ryan, the Tom Clancy role once filled by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. It’s not clear when the untitled Lorenzo di Bonaventura/Mace Neufeld production may begin filming. Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove) has been tasked with penning an original script.

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