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EXCLUSIVE: Kitamura Boards Barker's Train!





The Midnight Meat TrainWith 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.

"The Midnight Meat Train" follows the exploits of a Gotham-based photographer's effort to find the evil Subway Butcher and was originally slated to begin production way back in 2005 with director Patrick Tatopoulous attached. Unfortunately things hit the proverbial wall when Tatopoulous had to withdraw from the project citing "a busy schedule and other factors."

Bad for him. Good for us!

Best known for his classic zombie masterpiece Versus, Kitamura should bring a unique look and feel to Barker's tale, and along with that stylized look we should also get a hefty helping of the red stuff.

"The subject matter is so intense", says Barker. "It's a story readers really like. I want to make sure that when we do it, we do it justice. That really means doing it as a hard R, none of this PG-13. I think there is a taste coming back in the audience for the really intense experience, which is great."

Keep it right here for more on The Midnight Meat Train film and more from AFM as it comes.

- Uncle Creepy

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