Filming is finally under way for Lakeshore Entertainment and Lionsgate’s Midnight Meat Train, an adaptation of a popular Clive Barker story. Today we were provided with the first still from the set, which features Clive Barker on set with director Ryuhei Kitamura. In addition, we’ve got a long synopsis and full cast listing! So read on for the diggity.
Next stop, death.
When his latest body of work – provocative, nighttime studies of the city and its inhabitants — earns struggling photographer Leon Kaufman (Bradley Cooper) interest from a prominent art gallerist (Brooke Shields), she propels him to get grittier and show the darker side of humanity for his upcoming debut at her downtown art space.
Believing he’s finally on track for success, Leon’s obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany (Vinnie Jones), the subway murderer who stalks late-night commuters — ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.
With his concerned girlfriend Maya (Leslie Bibb) fearing for his life, Leon’s relentless fascination with Mahogany lures him further and further into the bowels of the subways and ultimately into an abyss of pure evil – inadvertently pulling Maya right along with him.
The horror thriller, “Midnight Meat Train” stars Bradley Cooper (“The Wedding Crashers,” TV’s “Alias,”), Vinnie Jones (“X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Snatch”), Brooke Shields (“Nip/Tuck”), and Leslie Bibb (the upcoming “Trick ‘r Treat,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”).
Also starring are Roger Bart (“Hostel: Part II,” TV’s “Desperate Housewives”), Peter Jacobson (“Good Night, and Good Luck”), Barbara Eve Harris (TV’s “Prison Break”), and UFC mixed martial arts fighter Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.
“Midnight Meat Train” is directed by critically acclaimed Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura (“Versus,” “Azumi,” “Sky High”) in his American debut, and based on legendary horror writer Clive Barker’s popular, eponymous short story from his classic Books of Blood collection. The screenplay was adapted by Jeff Buhler.
Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright and Eric Reid are producing the film with David Rubin serving as executive producer, and Beth DePatie co-producing. The director of photography is Jonathan Sela (2006’s “The Omen”). Production designer is Clark Hunter (“The Astronaut Farmer,” “All the Pretty Horses”). Costume designer is Christopher Lawrence (“Crank,” “S.W.A.T.”). Special makeup effects are being created by Oscar