Well, this is hardly expected. Clive Barker, one of the masters of horror, especially in the 80s, has signed on to write a script called Zombies vs. Gladiators for Amazon Studios. I like that title because it means we won’t have to try and summarize the plot at all when the film inevitably starts spitting out even more news. You just read “Zombies vs. Gladiators,” and you’ve filled in 90% all by yourself. This is one of sixteen developing projects from Amazon Studios following their launch two years ago, culling from thousands of submitted film scripts and specs.
The addition of Clive Barker into the mix makes me a bit interested, but all in all, this definitely feels like scraping the bottom of the zombie barrel, except Hollywood’s been doing that consistently for the past five years.[Via Deadline]