Melissa George in 30 Days of Night reports that Melissa George, former “Alias” star and who played Kathy Lutz in last year’s “The Amityville Horror,” will star opposite Josh Hartnett in Sony’s 30 Days of Night. The film is based on the Steve Niles graphic novel.

In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn’t rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff (Hartnett) and Deputy (George), a husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love.

David Slade directs the horror film, produced by Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures. The studio is eyeing an October 19, 2007 release.