Nightbreed is once again the title of this new project by Barker, which he is jointly developing with writer Josh Stolberg (Jigsaw, Piranha), Morgan Creek Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions, and it will now be located at Syfy. Stolberg had earlier created an adaptation of Barker’s novelWeaveworld(1987) at The CW.
“This story has been near to my heart for many years,” Barker informed Deadline at the time of the announcement about the series’ development. “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.”
“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,” David Robinson, President of Morgan Creek Entertainment Group, said. “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.”
It was also reported that since its rebranding Morgan Creek is aiming to reboot projects such as Ace Ventura, Major League, Young Guns, Dead Ringers, Diabolique and Pacific Heights for the big or small screen.
Barker had also co-written a comic series based on Nightbreed which was published by BOOM! Studios.