It seems like it's been a long time since there’s been a real celebration of Clive Barker as an artist. Even though everyone always talks about the author/director as an incredibly accomplished painter, mostly we have to wait for an Abarat book to see what he’s been up to.
Damn does this news piss me off. Various sources across the industry and the ‘net are reporting that Ryuhei Kitamura’s Midnight Meat Train won’t be pulling into the theatrical station on May 16th as Lionsgate originally planned.
Last we heard, the Hellraiser remake totally vanished from the Weinstein's slate (“Hellraiser Redux Moves” – January 2008). Some of us this project was as doomed as anyone who ever opened the Lament Configuration.
The idea of enchanted/cursed clay sculptures coming to life and portraying events that have yet to happen is a kick-ass idea for a movie. With Clive Barker acting as executive producer, there's no way that plot could go to waste, right? Guess I spoke too soon...
Starring Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman, and Clare Higgins Directed by Clive Barker Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment
I miss claymation, but what I miss more is stop-motion being used in horror films. Why can't we have little clay figures coming to life and murdering people again? Well, we could have had something similar to that with Born. It's the story of a married couple who move to England. The husband is a claymation artist who uses the local area's red clay to make his models. All would be jolly if those damn tiny sculptures wouldn't keep coming to life...
Though I tried to put a positive spin on it when it was originally announced ("Barker to Pen Hellraiser Remake" - October 2006), the possibility that the remake of Hellraiser that was so full-speed ahead not too long ago might be dead in the water is nothing but a relief.
The other day we gave you the first news on Born, a new film coming our way from the pen of Clive Barker, the producing chair of Guilermo Del Toro and the direction of Dan Simpson (read it here). More info came down the wire today, so we shall keep our promise of keeping you guys in the loop.
Phil & Sarah, the two kickass folks who run the official Clive Barker Resource, just got a brand-new pic from the upcoming adaptation of Clive’s Midnight Meat Train, a tease of which you see to your right (click it for the whole thing).
All right, now this one sounds very interesting....
Today we were sent over the full synopsis and first pic from the set of on my most anticipated movies of this or any year, Midnight Meat Train. For those of you who have forgotten it’s based on an older Clive Barker story of the same name featured in his Books of Blood collection, and marks the U.S.
Midnight Meat Train is one of those movies we’ve been hearing about for so long at so many stages of development that it almost seems too good to be true that it’s finally happening. But it is, folks, and with none other than Ryuhei (Versus) Kitamura at the helm. Could you ask for anything cooler?
I’ve said it before, I will say it again; this is what I’m talking about!
With the AFM show in full swing, our man on the scene Andrew Kasch just called in with some interesting news. Clive Barker's short story "The Midnight Meat Train," which originally appeared in his Books of Blood anthology, has just hit the pre-production fast track with a brand spanking new director -- Ryuhei Kitamura.