Sony Screen Gems Snatches Barkers The Plague


Clive Barkers first film under the Midnight Picture Show production label has been picked up by Screen Gems according to Fangoria. The film stars Dawsons Creek James Van Der Beek, Dee Wallace Stone and Joshua Close.

The Plague takes place when every child under the age of eight falls into a deep coma. After 10 years the children awaken from their coma and want to destroy the world. During the 10 years the children develop some kind of powers. Basically it is the story of the extinction of mankind.

Midnight Picture Shows next film will be "Midnight Meat Train" under the direction of Patrick Tatopoulos. Filming is expected to begin in New York City or Montreal very soon for Lions Gate Films.

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