While out promoting his needs-no-introduction new movie, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, David Slade has gone off topic to declare that his director's cut of 30 Days of Night would have been "a different film, a darker film" than what we were served up in 2007. Poor Slade – getting his films recut like this. We know that it happened to Eclipse too, with Twilight vet Nancy Richardson called in to take over dicing and splicing from Slade's regular collaborator Art Jones.
At the same time as calling the alternative 30 Days a director's cut, Slade also says he's happy with the theatrically released version. A man of contradictions – but then, we already knew that because he quite famously tweeted the following:
Twilight drunk? No, not even drunk. Twilight on acid? No, not even on acid? Twilight at gun point? Just shoot me.
…and then later signed on to bring us a Twilight movie.
Ben Katai has directed a 30 Days of Night sequel, subtitled Dark Days, that is still awaiting it's direct to DVD release. It's been so long since I've heard anything about it I can't help but worry about editing room woes there too…
You can read Slade's full interview, complete with "I don't believe anything's director-proof. I think Christopher Nolan proved that when he directed the Batman franchise", over at The Wrap.