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Trick ‘r Treat‘s Michael Dougherty to tackle Clive Barker’s Nightbreed

October 5th, 2020 by Marc Comments

We’ve known for a while that Clive Barker’s Nightbreed was to get a series and now we have some more details.

In a new interview with Barker, reflecting on the fact that the movie adaptation of his 1988 novel is now, itself, 30 years old and that he’s excited to have Trick R Treat and Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty working on the series.

“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 said.

“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.”

Interstingly, Barker – like King with Pet Semetary – wrote and directed the movie himself and it’s become something of a cult classic over the years.

Nightbreed follows a group of underground half-human/half-monsters seeking to find a new refuge and home after their original hiding place is destroyed. Leading these efforts is a recently turned reluctant hero who not only is adjusting to his new supernatural status but also is dealing with the grief and mystery surrounding the death of his fiancée. Will this group band together despite being hunted and persecuted by humans who find their “otherness” to be frightening?

Are you a fan of Barker’s original book and/or movie? If so, let me know your thoughts, gang.

Source: Comingsoon

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….