Although in a coma this February because of blood poisoning, Clive Barker is now fully recovered and looks forward to rewriting Zombies vs. Gladiators:
I’m excited by the opportunity to interweave two very rich narrative threads. One of them concerns itself with the reality of the decadence of Rome and its rise and fall. The other is a fantastical narrative element - the living dead. My brief to myself on this project is to give the audience not only zombies they have never seen before but also a Rome they have never seen before.This is the Roman version of the zombie apocalypse so, of course, the action takes place in a Roman Colosseum. A shaman is set to become the latest casualty of the Romans casual barbarity when he casts a spell that brings the victims of previous battles back to life.
Amazon Studios offered up the dream ticket with this project. In twenty-five years of working in this town, I've rarely had people listen to what I had to say as closely and as carefully as they did and then simply give me the freedom to go do it. Amazon Studios is an innovative creative concept. I am looking forward to providing my own perspective to make Zombies vs. Gladiators a highly commercial and entertaining movie.
- Amazon Studios' 'Zombies vs. Gladiator' script to receive a Clive Barker rewrite
Rumor has it that the hero is going to be a male version of the Alice character in Resident Evil.
Books, household items and now movies, Amazon is focused on capturing ever bigger slices of the entertainment pie. I'm looking forward to see how this story develops.
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Amazon Studios' 'Zombies vs. Gladiator' script to receive a Clive Barker rewrite