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Clive Barker, Ryuhei Kitamura Plan Horror Anime Works

posted on 2009-11-02 13:40 EST
"In the Hills, the Cities" anime discussed by Midnight Meat Train author, director

Acclaimed horror and fantasy author Clive Barker revealed in a Cinema is Dope interview that he is planning "a number of anime projects" with director Ryuhei Kitamura (pictured at right). In particular, Barker hopes that his 1984 short story "In the Hills, the Cities" will be animated since it "could not conceivably be made as a live-action movie." According to Barker, Kitamura was the one who suggested that this story could be made as an anime instead.

Kitamura directed the 2008 live-action film adaptation of Barker's 1984 short story "The Midnight Meat Train," and Barker has gone to great lengths to praise the film and to decry the release difficulties it encountered in America and elsewhere. Kitamura also directed the live-action film version of the Azumi manga, Versus, Godzilla: Final Wars, and a 50-minute animated film called Baton for Yokohama's 150th anniversary.

[The "Clive Barker Anime" section of this interview, which was conducted at the 42nd Sitges Film Festival last month, begins at 5:26 mark.]

Source: AnimeNation Anime News Blog


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