We don’t talk much about TV shows on the site, just not our thing. While a lot of us watch Walking Dead and laugh our asses off at Eastbound and Down, I would rather pop in a flick. So, while there are certainly exceptions, they are few and far between. One such possible exception is Clive Barker who is reporting on his website that a TV series is in the works based on NIGHTBREED (1990), probably the second most popular film in the Barker cannon behind HELLRAISER.
In a very compelling interview on his website he said “we are also actively in conversation about doing a ‘Nightbreed’ television series which will be for cable, so it will have a chance to be as sexy or as graphic in terms of the violence as we need it to be,” says Barker. “For example, do you have Spartacus over there? Oh my God, it redefines gruesome… I also applaud them for finally realising it’s not a bad thing to see a manhood once in a while – it’s not as if half the world doesn’t see it daily…”
“The sensitivity of our culture has sort of caught up with Nightbreed” Barker says. “I don’t wish to be immodest, but the general sense is that the movie failed because people didn’t want to associate with the monster and I think our culture has changed – I think our culture is now ready to embrace the ambiguity. You’ve only got to look at Twilight where obviously the monsters are the good guys – I’m not a huge fan but I’m enough of a fan to watch and see monsters being celebrated.”
Hopefully if this gets off the ground we will get finally see the uncut version of the film. Make sure to hit the link at the bottom, it’s a really fascinating interview with Barker who almost lost his life a short time ago. Glad we still have a hero of the macabre around.
SEE YOU ON FORTY DEUCE,
SOURCE: CLIVE BARKER
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