Well, as I’m sure you’ll all be pained to discover, one of my many fancy countdown timers hath been smote. For a while there, I was like The King of Shekels with an armful of golden watches. However, after receiving some alarming news from Mister Black, followed swiftly by some less alarming but somewhat disappointing news, I’ve decided that you won’t see Midnight Meat Train‘s countdown until this summer. Both “news clippings” will appear after the image.
All is not well in the land of Ryuhei Kitamura’s adaptation of Clive Barker’s Midnight Meat Train. It was yanked from Liongate’s release schedule to accommodate a last minute retitling – it’s now known simply as Midnight Train – and the rumblings are that it may end up going direct to video with the planned theatrical release abandoned.
And then, from Bloody Disgusting:
Contrary to reports from recent test screenings, Lionsgate’s publicity page has been updated leaving the title of their Clive Barker adaptation in tact. The Midnight Meat Train is now slated for release on August 1, 2008. Don’t forget to check out a crazy bloody still here. The story features a commuter’s run-in with a New York subway serial killer and a horde of subterranean cannibals. Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus, Alive) directed this R-rated bloodfest.