Sure it’ll be damn cool to see Clive Barker’s Abarat on the big screen, but why Walt Disney Pictures? WHY!? Screenwriter John Harrison is adapting the first novel, which is about Candy Quackenbush who is growing up in Chickentown, Minnesota, yearning for more–which she finds, quite unexpectedly, when a man with eight heads appears from nowhere in the middle of the prairie, being chased by something really monstrous. And so begins Candy’s epic adventure to the islands of the Abarat. Head on over to ic Liverpool for the full scoop.