The adaptation of Clive Barker’s Midnight Meat Train was shaping up to be a good old fashion slasher flick with the intimdating Vinnie Jones splattering the dyed corn syrup all over subway cars. But news comes down the pipe today that if you wanted to catch this film, you will be waiting in line at Blockbuster, not at the theater.
LionsGate / Maple Pictures emailed me last night to let me know that Midnight Meat Train will not get a theatrical release. It will be going straight to DVD despite all the fan buzz and hype for its release. This is despite earlier reports that it would be in theatres this May. Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura makes his North American debut with Meat Train, Kitamura’s previous credits include Versus, Godzilla Final Wars, & Azumi.
John had the chance to visit the set of Midnight Meat Train.
Will you pick it up anyways? Or does this only spell disaster for the film with this lack of confidence sentence associated with dropping a movie to a DVD release only?