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Many Clive Barker fans treasure his epic Books of Blood short story collections. Originally published in 1984, Books of Blood Volume 1 included several tales adapted for the big and small screens, such as “The Midnight Meat Train” and “The Yattering and Jack”, and now Madefire Motion Books have announced that they are bringing the stories from the Books of Blood collections to life like never before.
Beginning with the collections’ framing story, “The Book of Blood”, the folks at Madefire Motion Books are adapting each of Clive Barker’s short works from the Books of Blood Volume 1 for their audio-visual storytelling platform that combines stunning artwork with text and sound.
The first half of Books of Blood Issue 1 is now available to download for free at Madefire Motion Books, while the second half can be acquired for 99 cents. All other issues can be purchased online for $1.99 apiece. The Madefire Motion Books »
- Derek Anderson
Rebooting of horror franchises is rarely, for good reason, something welcomed with particularly open arms. However, one thing going for the planed new take on Hellraiser is that its original creator, Clive Barker, is involved. In fact, he's more than involved: Barker is penning the screenplay for the film, and he's now submitted a second draft of his script to The Weinstein Company.
Chatting to Entertainment Weekly, Barker revealed more of the new Hellraiser. "I think the phrase is ‘reboot'", he said, "although I’ve never really understood what that meant".
"I wanted to make sure we sounded some fresh notes. The movie actually begins on Devil’s Island. I wanted to fold into the Hellraiser narrative something about the guy - the Frenchman Lemarchand - who made the mysterious box, »
"I will not be intimidated." Liberty has debuted two new trailers for the indie WWII drama Walking with the Enemy, directed by Mark Schmidt, starring an international cast including Sir Ben Kingsley looking like a fine chap, all right, plus Jonas Armstrong (Book of Blood, Edge of Tomorrow), Hannah Tointon (The Children, The Body, The Lost Future), Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim, The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Wells and William Hope (Captain America, Dark Shadows). The film is set mostly in Hungary, and looks surprisingly powerful and epic, despite the indie feeling to it. Two new trailers join the original trailer a few months ago. This looks like it might be worth seeing, but it doesn't have many good reviews yet. Take a look. Here's the latest trailer (#3) for Mark Schmidt's Walking with the Enemy, in high def from Apple: Here's the other new trailer (#2) for Mark Schmidt's Walking with the Enemy, »
- Alex Billington
A few years back we posted a list of some of our favorite Irish actors for St. Patrick’s Day, and it contained pretty much who you’d expect – Liam, Pierce, Colin F., Cillian, Daniel D.L. , Jonathan R.M., an Aidan (Quinn), but enough time has has passed that we have a whole new bumper crop to celebrate. Including another Aidan!
Here are ten more actors we can share our Shamrock Shakes with, and can smile those Irish eyes at us anytime.
31-year-old Jamie grew up in the suburbs of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and is the second cousin (twice removed) of Greer Garson. Along with a very successful modeling career, he’s flourishing on the big and small screen, with roles on Once Upon A Time, The Fall and he’s currently filming one of the most hotly anticipated spectacles of next year, Fifty Shades Of Grey. »
Clive Barker's short story Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament joins the growing list of film adpatations from Barker's anthology novels The Books of Blood. Previous film adaptations include Rawhead Rex, Candyman, Lord of Illusions, Quicksilver Highway, The Midnight Meat Train, Book of Blood and Dread. Toronto-based outfit Raven Banner Entertainment has optioned the story and will produce the film. Barker's Seraphim Films is on board to serve as executive producers. Jacqueline Ess tells the story of a beautiful woman with the ability to horrifically change people's body shapes simply with her mind. Her ability gives her the power to grant men the ultimate sexual experience, albeit one that always proves fatal. It's a story of sex, power, and the extremes that await us at the...
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Clive Barker's Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament has been optioned for film.
Canada's Raven Banner Entertainment has bought the rights to the short horror story.
The story centres around the titular housewife, who discovers that she has the ability to alter people's bodies with her mind. She is able to give people the ultimate sexual experience, one that is also fatal.
It follows the woman's journey, as well as that of a man who is obsessed with her.
Barker's Seraphim Films will executive produce the movie.
Jacqueline Ess is collected in The Books of Blood Volume One.
Barker is best known as the writer and director of Hellraiser. »
6 items from 2014
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