Clive Barker's Book of Blood

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Galactus, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Galactus Devourer of Worlds

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Messages:
    16,277
    Likes Received:
    1
    EXCL: Doug Bradley Cast in Book of Blood
    Source: ShockTillYouDrop.comDecember 3, 2007


    Doug Bradley is returning to the Barker-verse.

    The actor, best known to genre fans as Pinhead in the "Hellraiser" franchise, secured a role in Book of Blood, the next in a line of forthcoming adaptations culled from Clive Barker's "Books of Blood." Lionsgate releases Midnight Meat Train next May and principal photography begins on Anthony DiBlasi's Pig Blood Blues sometime after the first of the new year. Both appeared in "Book I" of Barker's carnal collection.

    Bradley, we have learned, will play the role of "Tollington" in Book of Blood, a name that should strike a familiar chord for those who have read the wraparound short story the film is based on. This is the first of many casting announcements that are bound to pop up as cameras begin rolling on the film next week in Scotland.

    In "Blood," a medium is called to investigate Number 65, Tollington Place, a haunted house. So it says in Barker's tale, "no one could possess it long without insanity setting in." John Harrison (of Sci-Fi's "Dune" mini-series) is directing; he collaborated on the screenplay with Darin Silverman.
     
  2. tzarinna Mamochka

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,949
    Likes Received:
    319
    Good news, very good news! :woot:
    Now I need to read it again. :o
     
  3. Rez Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,073
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nifty. Barker's a fantastic writer, and his first few films from over a decade ago are still entertaining- if not a bit cheesy- today. Parts of Lord of Illusions still creep me out. The Dune miniseries had it's high points and it's lows, and the acting surely wasn't one of the highs, so I'll remain cautiously looking forward to it. Great to have a bunch of Barker films in the pipeline again.
     
  4. Addendum Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    22,127
    Likes Received:
    0
    So they're doing movies on the individual short stories from the series?

    I think it would have worked better as an anthology series, either on HBO or Showtime, with each short story as an episode.
     
  5. Galactus Devourer of Worlds

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Messages:
    16,277
    Likes Received:
    1
    Clive Barker didn't write Dune
     
  6. Galactus Devourer of Worlds

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Messages:
    16,277
    Likes Received:
    1
    Two More Join Barker's Book of Blood
    Source: FangoriaJanuary 10, 2008


    Here's a blast from the past: UK actress Sophie Ward has been cast in a leading role in the upcoming Clive Barker adaptation Book of Blood. Ward, if you recall, previously starred in Young Sherlock Holmes; she also appeared in Waxwork II: Lost in Time, but let's remember her better days, shall we?

    The casting announcement came by way of Fangoria today who spoke to "Blood" director John Harrison. He added TV "Robin Hood" Jonas Armstrong is starring opposite Ward in an unspecified lead part. We presume he's playing Simon McNeal, a medium hired to investigate a haunted house.

    Last month, we exclusively reported "Hellraiser" vet Doug Bradley has a part in the film, for more details on that, click here. Book of Blood is currently shooting in Scotland; the production will move to London in the coming weeks
     
  7. murdock_matt Browncoat

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2004
    Messages:
    670
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's a brilliant idea. I haven't read these books in years. I can hardly remember what age I was when I first read them, but I distinctly remember several visuals from the stories. I remember "The Chattering and Jack" and some short story about a gay couple traveling the British countryside who come across a village where the townspeople have a huge battle in wicker robots. Holy crap! Just reading that description makes me wonder it that's an accurate recollection or if I was on some serious medication at that time!!!

    Also, wasn't Rawhead Rex one of the Books of Blood stories?
     
  8. Rez Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,073
    Likes Received:
    0
    No ****, you think?! Read the original article in the first post and get back to me.
     
  9. Galactus Devourer of Worlds

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Messages:
    16,277
    Likes Received:
    1
    It only says that John Harrison directed Dune, no mention of Clive Barker writing it. :)
     
  10. Rez Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,073
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kind of like there was no mention of me ever saying Clive Barker wrote Dune.
     
  11. Figs Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    26,630
    Likes Received:
    2

    The story about the gay couple traveling around Europe and coming across the two cites fighting is called "In the Hills, the Cities" I believe. That story was so crazy, how the people of each of those cities formed together to make a giant.

    If you look for the book/graphic novel called "Tapping the Vein" it has a number of his stories including that one as well as "Pig Blood Blues" and "Midnight Meat Train" done in comic format.

    "The Chattering and Jack" was done live action before as an old and cheesy episode of "Tales From the Darkside".
     
  12. rizzo51 the invisible poster

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    837
    Likes Received:
    0
    sounds like a winner, i'll definitly be checking this out
     
  13. tzarinna Mamochka

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,949
    Likes Received:
    319
    http://www.shocktilyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=4259

     
  14. tzarinna Mamochka

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,949
    Likes Received:
    319
    http://www.clivebarker.info/newsbobjournal.html

     
  15. Figs Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    26,630
    Likes Received:
    2
    So the story he is making into a film is the first 'intro' story right? Where they have the boy in the room that
    gets all the stories your about to read cut into him from the ghosts/demons?
     
  16. shapeshifter Registered

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,659
    Likes Received:
    0
    this one is rated PG right?
     
  17. tzarinna Mamochka

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,949
    Likes Received:
    319
    I have no idea.

    I don't think there's a rating just yet.
    The Midnight Meat Train will be Rated R.
     
  18. Figs Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    26,630
    Likes Received:
    2

    Since it's based on a Cliver Barker story their is a 99% chance it will be R lol.
     
  19. 블라스 Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    35,193
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've never read a Clive Barker book in my life.
    Is "Books of Blood" a good place to start? I love short stories!
     
  20. Addendum Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    22,127
    Likes Received:
    0
    I found it to be a good starting point, especially if you've read and enjoyed H.P. Lovecraft. Not that Barker is exactly like him, but if you like the ****ed up surreal stuff, Books of Blood have it.

    The only thing is, there are 6 volumes of Books of Blood. Stateside, 1-3 are in a collection entitled "Books of Blood". Volumes 4-6 are published individually under the titles "The Inhuman Condition", "In The Flesh" and "Cabal".
     
  21. 블라스 Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    35,193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sounds good!
    Thanks :up:
     
  22. Addendum Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    22,127
    Likes Received:
    0
  23. tzarinna Mamochka

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,949
    Likes Received:
    319
    http://www.matadorpictures.com/inproduction_bookofblood.html

    [​IMG]
     
  24. tzarinna Mamochka

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,949
    Likes Received:
    319
    http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=4694

    [​IMG]
     
  25. cryptic name No Limits

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2004
    Messages:
    9,845
    Likes Received:
    985
    looking forward to this. now if only i could get a real, bad ass live action version of Rawhead Rex
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"