Steve Niles, the man behind the 30 Days of Night comic book series, is ramping up his presence in the genre by launching Monster Forge Productions, THR reports.
Niles has teamed up with Shannon Eric Denton to create the company which will bring to life “a spectrum of horror properties, ranging from light monster fare for children to full-blown adult scares.” The site also states that “Monster Forge enters the entertainment space with a multi-platform production division bringing their monstrous library of titles and creator relationships to film, television, interactive entertainment, gaming, and merchandising.”
Comics, animation, games, and toys that have grown into a cultural phenomenon over the past two decades” Niles said in a statement shared by THR. “Monster Forge will build a bridge from our own creations and those of like-minded creators’ works to film, TV, toys, games, and beyond.”
Horror, sci-fi, kids’ animation, Hammer films, black-and-white creature features, and modern VFX-driven genre fun is all the stuff we love and what this company is all about,” Denton added. “Some folks may hear ‘monster’ and conjure up a limited definition, but Steve and I hear that word and our minds race from Marvel’s live-action Thanos to last year’s Invisible Man to Pacific Rim to Minions to Star Wars. For us, it’s a word that leads to the beyond.”
Niles served as a writer for the 30 days of Night film adaptation that debuted in 2007 from director David Slade. Starring Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, and Danny Huston, it remains one of the best vampire films ever made, giving us high hopes for Monster Forge Productions.