Monday, April 09, 2012

Clive Barker's Plans for the Future: More Books and TV Projects

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Writer, film-maker and artist Clive Barker may be in for a return to the public eye in more ways than one. After his near-death experience while in a coma—induced from a toxic shock during a visit to the dentist early February—he is back. After a few weeks of rest, he is ready to take the world by storm again.

The news of "Cabal" (aka "Nightbreed") being developed for cable television is as exciting as having sex with a female cenobite. Some may not want it, but the pleasure and pain will be exquisite. The movie was widely panned and many cuts were made. The latter contributed to distorting what this filmmaker wanted.

And just maybe, after his real life trip to the “dark side,” he may inject a new form of night terror into this tale about how humans and monsters should get along. The amount of time he spent in fleshing out the characters who lived in Midian City in the book, “Clive Barker's Nightbreed Chronicles” never did get realized. To have a television show reflect what was written in this supplemental book is definitely needed.

After the success of other television shows, namely “The Walking Dead,” the time looks right to bring Nightbreed to the small screen.

On the Revelations website he said, “after a few days of nightmarish delusions I woke up to my life again, tired, twenty pounds lighter but happy to be back from a very dark place. And here in the world I intend to stay. I've books to write, films to make and paintings to paint. I seem to have come home with my sight clearer somehow, and my sense of purpose intensified. Thank you all for your messages your prayers and love.”

In an odd way, Mr. Barker may be thanking the masses with saying that negotiations are happening. He wants to give back to all those fans since the chances for an extended cut of the movie to be released to video are slim. So far, that particular cut may not get any more special convention screenings.

Clive Barker also believes the time is right for another dark parable to be played out on television.

"The sensitivity of our culture has sort of caught up with 'Nightbreed,'” says this author: “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. There’s something very satisfying about seeing the evolution of the werewolves...”


A fan site for Clive Barker:

The Official Clive Barker Fan Site

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