If you’ve been a reader of this website for some time then you’ll probably have noticed that I’m a big fan of the film Nightbreed in any of its versions. So I have mixed views about the news from ‘Deadline’ that it’s now being turned into a TV series. I deliberately avoided the Picnic At Hanging Rock TV series because I thought it looked horrible and that’s another movie I’m very fond of, but- I dunno – the novel Cabal [that Nightbreed was adapted from by author Clive Barker himself] could, I think, work very well as a TV series.
Nightbreed is only one of a number of properties owned by Morgan Creek that the company wants to reboot. Others include Young Guns, Dead Ringers and Pacific Heights. Syfy is developing the Nightbreed series, and Morgan Creek will be working alongside Universal Cable Productions to bring it to the small screen. Josh Stolberg, who once adapted Barker’s novel Weaveworld for TV though it yet to be made, is scripting.
“This story has been near to my heart for many years. I’m at beyond thrilled that SyFy and UCP are taking this journey with us, and I cannot wait to see it brought to life on the screen”.
And President of Morgan Creek Entertainment Group David Robinson:
“There has never been a more relevant time for us to turn to one of the genre’s great cult classics from our movie library to impact the national conversation with bold, compelling and unconventional storytelling. The team at Morgan Creek is very excited to partner with Clive Barker, Syfy and Universal Cable Productions on Nightbreed for a unique, trenchant and no-holds-barred exploration of race relations in today’s society. As a sophisticated twist on the classic graphic novel form, Nightbreed pits ‘Humans’ against persecuted monsters, using metaphor and parable to take on bias and prejudice with real-world consequences”.
The more I think about it, I’m actually quite excited about this, even though the Breed will no doubt be realised through CGI this time.