Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘R Treat, Krampus) is directing a new series adaptation of Clive Barker’s cult fantasy horror film Nightbreed!
Barker wrote and directed the 1990 original, which was based on his 1988 novel Cabal. He’s currently writing “the bible” for the world, according to Coming Soon, which broke the news.
“It’s exciting, after 30 years, to go back to these characters and find out who’s still speaking to me, who wants their story told,” Barker told the website. “My tongue isn’t in my cheek when I say that as when I start a piece, it’s listening. The writing is a piece of listening, I’ve always said I was a journalist and what I was reporting on was the space between my ears.”
This isn’t Dougherty’s only foray into the world of Clive Barker. He’s also currently writing and executive producing HBO’s Hellraiser series adaptation.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)