ShockTillYouDrop.com (CS’ horror site arriving soon!) has been provided with a behind-the-scenes look, and synopsis, from Clive Barker’s long-awaited adaptation of Midnight Meat Train. Culled from his “Books of Blood” collection, MMT has been prepped for the screen by writer Jeff Buhler and director Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus). The film stars Bradley Cooper (Wedding Crashers), Vinnie Jones (X2: X-Men United), Brooke Shields (“Nip/Tuck”), Leslie Bibb (“Talladega Nights”), Roger Bart (Hostel: Part II), Peter Jacobson (Good Night, And Good Luck.) and Barbara Eve Harris (“Prison Break”).
Here’s the synopsis and the photo:
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.
Midnight Meat Train is being produced through Lakeshore Entertainment with Lionsgate handling distribution duties. Principal photography has begun in and around Los Angeles. Look for much more coverage when ShockTillYouDrop.com lauches in the near future!