Niles Talks A Macabre Adaptation

“30 Days of Night” creator Steve Niles has confirmed that they’ll be announcing a director for the film version of his Dark Horse Comics mini-series “Criminal Macabre” within a month reports Shock Til You Drop.

The series follows pill-poppin’ noirish private investigator Cal McDonald. Scribe Bragi Schut was hired to adapt the project originally at MGM.

Niles says the studios have been insistent on removing the film’s drug references. “Instead of the old Philip Marlowe, who’s a recovering alcoholic, [Cal] is a recovering junkie. That’s all. Recovering… I’ve had to yank it from the studios who wanted to sanitize it.”

Niles also hopes to adapt some of his own works, including the zombies-in-Vegas action vehicle “Remains.”