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Josh Stolberg Just Submitted His Pilot Script for Clive Barker’s “Weaveworld”

Last March we told you that a TV series adaptation of Clive Barker’s 1987 fantasy/horror “Weaveworld”, which has been in the works over at CW since September 2015, was still in the works. The only issue was that they needed to find a writer.

Those following writer Josh Stolberg were treated to this surprise:

Yup, Stolberg, who penned the latest installment in Lionsgate’s SAW franchise, as well as Soririty Row and Piranha 3D, has just completed the pilot script for this long gestured adaptation of Clive Barker’s work. It’s been sent off, which means we now wait.

In “Weaveworld”:

An app designer teams up with a young pastry chef who has just discovered that destined to be guardian of a mythological realm that can be accessed through a portal in an old Savannah mansion. Together, they fight an epic battle with evil forces who are vying for control of the magical world.



  • Interesting news. CW? I have a feeling this getting a green light will depend heavily on the amount of success American Gods sees. CW tends to only step outside their norm when a property resembles something else in the greater pop culture consciousness. However, of Clive’s work I would prefer to see a Cabal/Nightbreed series.

    • Saturn

      Nightbreed would be something that could work well as a tv show – and who knows, with the amount of horror tv stuff that we’re getting recently (I expect in years to come people will look back on recent times as a Golden Age of horror tv shows).

      • Glad it’s the golden age of something. 🙂

  • The Drucifer

    Well, shit…couldn’t have gotten a better writer?

    • Tetra-Gramaton-Cleric

      I haven’t seen Sorority Row but Piranha 3D was fantastic.

      • Saturn

        I wasn’t too impressed with Sorority Row (could be because I love the original movie too much) but I know that it’s got quite a fan base who consider it to be a great slasher movie – but Piranha 3D was awesome fun.
        I’ve never read any of the Weaveworld books, so cannot comment on whether this is the right guy for the job – but I’ve heard they are great, so should really get around to reading them.
        I really haven’t read too much Barker if I’m honest, just the Books Of Blood stuff about covers it – but I did enjoy them, although it must have been 20 odd years back.

        • Otterlee

          Haven’t read Weaveworld either, but the Books of Blood and a compilation that has the stories that spawned Nightbreed and Lord of Illusions is one of my favorites.

          • Saturn

            I’ve actually been meaning to dig out the Books Of Blood again for some time – I have them on my Kindle but I never seem to find much time to sit down and have a good reading session these days.

          • Stephen Bright

            Nightbreed a criminaly underated movie.

        • Stephen Bright

          Weaveworld would stand comparison with kings books it is that good.

      • The Drucifer

        Sorority row is a polyp

  • The Fucked Up

    Imajica could be awes… euh I mean euh… terrific IF it gets done right. And that means big budget VFX and Ron Perlman in there somewhere

    • The Drucifer

      I would kill for Netflix or hbo to pick up Imajica or The Books of The Art. Throw all the money at them and give them time to breathe

  • PsychoMantis18

    Such a bad idea adapting this. Good luck.

  • Redsam6

    So in making this adaptation of a world weaved into a carpet (WEAVEworld) they decide to make it a portal in a mansion… great idea.

  • Evan3

    How is Tim Burton not all over this film?

    • Viktor Miklosi

      or Guillermo del Toro

      • Evan3

        oy! Not sure which director is worse these days.

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