Clive Barker (Hellraiser) looks to be developing a reboot of his 1990 film Nightbreed for the small screen. Rabid Doll (via Blastr) is reporting that Barker looks to be poised to reboot the film based on his own 1988 horror novella Cabal. The film version starred Craig Sheffer (One Tree Hill), Anne Bobby, David Cronenberg, Charles Haid (Hill Street Blues) and Pinhead himself, actor Doug Bradley.
The story followed "a secret community of ancient and weird-looking creatures want to avoid the human world as well as a seriously deranged serial killer with the help of a young man named Boone (Sheffer), who, unbeknownst to himself, has his very own special destiny in Midian."
Here is what Barker had to say about the project:
"It will have a chance to be as sexy or as graphic in terms of the violence as we need it to be. For example, do you have Spartacus over there? Oh my God, it redefines gruesome...I also applaud them for finally realizing it's not a bad thing to see a manhood once in a while—it's not as if half the world doesn't see it daily."
He goes on to say:
"The sensitivity of our culture has sort of caught up with Nightbreed. I don't wish to be immodest, but the general sense is that the movie failed because people didn't want to associate with the monster, and I think our culture has changed—I think our culture is now ready to embrace the ambiguity.
"You've only got to look at Twilight, where obviously the monsters are the good guys—I'm not a huge fan, but I'm enough of a fan to watch and see monsters being celebrated."
This is one of the only Barker movies I actually enjoyed as a kid. I am not sure how I feel about it being made into a TV series, but I would rather see that than a movie reboot.