Wes Craven and Steve Niles Are Teaming Up for Coming of Rage

Following the releases of My Soul to Take and Scream 4, Wes Craven took a break.  Some might say a much needed one.  A step away from the industry to rejuvenate the creative juices.  

Others have echoed that perhaps he should just retire, however, we never truly want to see our horror icons fade away, right?  Besides, wouldn’t we want to see them go out with a bang rather than a wimper? (That’s depending on how you feel about My Soul to Take and Scream 4, I suppose.)

Well, Craven fans will be pleased to know that he’s collaborating with another horror vet for a new project.  According to Deadline, Craven and Steve Niles are uniting for Coming of Rage, a comic book that is also being groomed for the big screen.

Steve Niles Reveals More Details About The Nosferatu Wars

About a week ago, Steve Niles teased his new upcoming series and now there are more developments.

The title for the series, as we reported earlier, is The Nosferatu Wars.  In an exclusive interview with Comic Book Resources, Niles says the story deals with a vampire couple who meet during the Black Plague – a time that Niles calls, “Heaven on Earth for the undead.”  The story focuses on what happens to the couple after they split and continue to look for each other.  Ultimately, the story finds them crossing paths 500 years later and finding each other on opposing sides of a large scale vampire feud.

Interview: Steve Niles Talks Remains Feature Film

Some zombie tales – very much like the undead shambling about at their core – find a way of being resurrected.  Take the zombie boom of the mid-’00s.  Dawn of the Dead was revitalized for a modern movie-going audience.  Elsewhere, George Romero’s zombies “lived on” in Land of the Dead, and in some respects, fueled a comic book that was just getting its start at the time called “The Walking Dead.”

It was around this period that a comic called Remains was introduced.

Written by Steve Niles and featuring illustrations caked with meat, gristle and irradiated pus by Kieron Dwyer, Remains gave readers a glimpse as a world unified by peace until, one day, someone presses the wrong button and the human race is practically annihilated.  Focus shifts to Reno, Nevada where a casino blackjack dealer named Tom and a waitress named Tori attempt to get along with each other and deal with the evolving zombie horde.

Seven years after the first issue of Remains was released, Chiller TV is revisiting the story with a feature film adaptation airing on December 16.  A perfect time for a release as zombies are in once again.

Directed by Colin Theys, the production stars Grant Bowler, Evalena Marie, Lance Reddick, Miko Hughes, Tawny Cyrpress, Terry Shappert, Frank Taveres and Bobby Rice.

Shock sat in on a conference call with Niles this week to discuss the adaptation.

Steve Niles, Berni Wrightson Collaborating on Stage Show?

Steve Niles tweeted this week that he was approached by a company to turn one of his comic books into a stage production.  Shock spoke to Niles, during a press conference call for Remains, and inquired about what potential title of his it could be.