Is Clive Barker Ready To Direct Again?


Also, an “Abarat” trailer is coming

Is Clive Barker flirting with the idea of getting back in the director’s chair again? Appears so.

The author/artist fired off a series of updates via his Twitter account last night: “Tomorrow Christopher Carrion comes to life, in a filmed trailer for Abarat III. The director of the three minute taste of the Abarat is my great friend Mark Miller. Make up and effects by the talented Stephen Imhoff, and Chris Alex, who will be working on my next movie. Special effects by Brandon Mahlberg. This has been a long time in the making.”

That’s good news for fans of the “Abarat” series, and even better news for those who had their fingers crossed that he would direct again. The key words here: “Stephen Imhoff, and Chris Alex, who will be working on my next movie.”

Barker didn’t go into detail as to what that “next movie” would be. The last time he directed was Lord of Illusions in ’94/’95. Over the last few years, Barker has been mulling over the idea of directing a film again. His schedule, however, is jam-packed with commitments. He’s got a number of books in the works, including the long-mooted “Scarlet Gospels,” and he’s overseeing Boom! Studio’s upcoming “Hellraiser” comic book line.

Source: Clive Barker