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Clive Barker Involved in “Nightbreed” Series; ‘Dead Ringers’ Also Developed for Television

Clive Barker Involved in “Nightbreed” Series; ‘Dead Ringers’ Also Developed for Television

Some huge news ahead of Cannes that comes with Deadline reporting that Morgan Creek Productions is changing its name to Morgan Creek Entertainment Group as it is making a big push across television, features and digital.

The company is looking to exploit across multiple platforms its library of movie titles that include a handful of horror titles.

Clive Barker has been involved in the pitch for a Nightbreed TV series, says Morgan Creek, who stresses that it is a priority to get the blessing of the original creators for the reboots. His 1999 film followed a troubled young man who is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity. Director David Cronenberg was among the stars.

Speaking of, there also are discussions with a showrunner for a Dead Ringers series reboot, explains the site. Cronenberg directed the 1988 horror film about twin gynecologists (played by Jeremy Irons) who take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. Cronenberg has been supportive of a Dead Ringers reimagining. 

There are also plans to reboot Diabolique, as well as John Schlesinger’s terrific thriller Pacific Heights (1990), which starred the Michael Keaton as a tenant who drives a landlord couple insane

Morgan Creek has already had huge success, making this development very real.

The renewed effort to mine the library actually started five years ago with The Exorcist, a title Morgan had acquired from Warner Bros awhile back. It was rebooted as a TV series, which eventually landed at Fox and got on the air. The series, which has been a modest linear ratings performer but has earned strong reviews, is now in its second season.



  • Rollstuhlwolf

    Please get a proper editor for this site and do some fact-checking. The most egregious error that I will point out is that Nightbreed is not a 1999 film. Sorry, I’ve followed this site for more than a decade and see the writing quality and information is rapidly deteriorating. Take this as criticism, not just a random message board insult. You really need to rekindle your passion for horror and show this site a little TLC, Brad. The site is getting bigger and bigger but please keep the quality in check, not just the quantity of material.

    • Munchie Strikes Back
    • Nick Blackford

      Absolutely agree with this. There’s been a sloppy carelessness for errors for a while now, it’s really off-putting. It undermines the credibility of the site generally and makes me wonder how reliable any of the news is.

      • Craig Yeaster

        I couldn’t agree more. It’s sad what has happened to this once great website. It seems like they are just mailing it in these days.

    • Chris

      I thought it was just me!!!! Yeah these people need to look over articles for misinformation. I mean, it is not hard to do a little research, or proofread.

    • Rollstuhlwolf

      What is really sad and shows how little they care about accurate information is that it is already 2 days later and they haven’t retracted the comment or attempted to fix/edit/correct it.

  • Munchie Strikes Back

    So is he officially going by the Michael Keaton now?

    • Chris


  • Otterlee

    Clive left plenty of room at the end of the book for more stories. Let’s hope we get to see some of them.

    • sweetooth0

      The comic is ripe for adaptation.

  • jose ramirez

    @koribatchelor- I couldn’t have said it any better!

  • HalesTales

    I hope this series is the Cabal/Nightbreed Clive wanted to bring forth years ago. As far as Dead Ringers, I can only imagine what kind of hijinks those twins will get into as a series!

  • Blood Boil

    I’m hoping the Damnation Game comes to fruition, it gets mentioned every now and then but nothing comes of it

  • I’ll give this a shot. After reading the Epic Comics and Seraphim graphic novels, I think Hellraiser could make a great anthology TV series (if done on a network that would allow such violence). So would Books of Blood.

  • Jim Charette

    Nightbreed didn’t come out in 1999! You work for a horror movie website w/constant supply of Horror movie information to research & back up your articles & yet you say Nightbreed was released in 99!? How do you still have a job? Have you even seen Nightbreed?

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