Steve Niles, who is co-writing and co-executive producing this time, said that a reduced budget and direct-to-DVD approach is not necessarily a bad thing. He mentioned there's a slight possibility the film might get a limited theatrical release and even if it doesn't, being direct-to-DVD allows more flexibility to remain closer to the comic as well as find strong success like Trick R Treat
did. Of course, that movie had two years in building positive buzz and anticipation but perhaps Dark Days
might have a tiny chance to replicate some of that success on DVD.