"Shrek" Helmer Catches Barker's "Thief"

by | February 7, 2006 | Comments

The Hollywood Reporter brings news of a new partnership that should please all the Clive Barker fans out there: Seems that "Shrek 2" co-director Kelly Asbury will head over to live-action territory and direct a long-awaited adaptation of Mr. Barker’s "The Thief of Always."

"Shrek 2" co-helmer Kelly Asbury is the latest computer-animation director to make the leap into live action. Asbury has written and is set to direct the live-action screenplay adaptation of Clive Barker’s "The Thief of Always" for 20th Century Fox and Seraphim Films.

The story centers on a 10-year-old boy who is bored with his ordinary life and ventures into a supernatural house in which all four seasons pass in one day. The fantasy elements of the movie will be enhanced with CGI effects.

Barker has looked to make "Thief" into a feature since the late 1990s. It most recently was in development at Universal Pictures with Bernard Rose ("Candyman") directing and adapting the script. Previously, "Thief" was in development as an animated movie with Kennedy Marshall at Paramount Pictures before rights reverted back to Barker."

Mr. Asbury has quite the colorfully impressive resumé, I might add. As a writer, director, story editor, or artist he’s worked on "Toy Story," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Chicken Run," "Beauty and the Beast," "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron," "James and the Giant Peach," "The Prince of Egypt," "The Black Cauldron," "The Little Mermaid," and both "Shrek" flicks.

Tag Cloud

Ovation CBS All Access Arrowverse Polls and Games Emmys true crime Fall TV child's play latino medical drama Mary Poppins Returns parents harry potter Epix reviews Lifetime Christmas movies television Extras nature BBC America A24 romantic comedy vampires GoT 007 Baby Yoda adventure Esquire werewolf Toys SDCC biography mission: impossible politics Awards Amazon Prime Shondaland directors Paramount Network best BET facebook canceled TV renewals toy story Animation Acorn TV concert jamie lee curtis CBS Food Network Valentine's Day Drama hist series PBS Netflix Christmas movies movies sag awards ESPN FX Black Mirror Pop spider-man independent science fiction singing competition Turner Classic Movies travel DGA Country TCA YouTube Red Star Wars MTV DC Comics 2020 scary movies Tumblr finale spinoff Sundance Now A&E south america Avengers Apple TV Plus Martial Arts disaster TLC crossover Discovery Channel police drama discovery batman Spike war Tomatazos FXX Teen Freeform zero dark thirty E3 anthology Certified Fresh ITV free movies First Reviews Amazon zombie PaleyFest Sneak Peek cancelled TV series Comic Book Podcast Fantasy Biopics San Diego Comic-Con Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt YouTube period drama Anna Paquin Sony Pictures Nominations Crackle Nickelodeon APB documentary Interview Best and Worst cars Character Guide christmas movies TV Land DC streaming service Dark Horse Comics canceled TV shows RT History Mindy Kaling IFC franchise serial killer YA E! supernatural Amazon Studios Premiere Dates children's TV Peacock Syfy Disney Channel 21st Century Fox dogs Marvel Television AMC Chernobyl Lionsgate elevated horror 45 video miniseries comics Disney+ Disney Plus witnail TNT WGN Amazon Prime Video Women's History Month Apple Cartoon Network Spring TV FX on Hulu Holiday Captain marvel Mary poppins stand-up comedy Quiz Rock Black History Month comedies Christmas halloween Super Bowl Disney Plus Cannes Oscars versus revenge Superheroes Hear Us Out Television Academy Britbox hispanic Election crime thriller FOX renewed TV shows ABC ratings what to watch dceu Creative Arts Emmys Logo game of thrones Pride Month Box Office screenings Apple TV+ DirecTV Rocky sequel 2018 Binge Guide USA Sundance TV Sci-Fi cartoon Comedy Central HBO Max talk show thriller YouTube Premium The Purge slashers animated First Look based on movie Disney Mary Tyler Moore Summer golden globes reboot cinemax blaxploitation criterion Set visit Holidays President MCU NBC Writers Guild of America NYCC Video Games historical drama Heroines Ellie Kemper transformers robots book Classic Film Tarantino OneApp Pet Sematary National Geographic ghosts Schedule screen actors guild 2016 game show cats unscripted breaking bad Emmy Nominations MSNBC cancelled TV shows Infographic Starz TBS Calendar Ghostbusters Mystery cooking Crunchyroll Reality Competition Superheroe Film streaming Year in Review BBC mockumentary X-Men Walt Disney Pictures space strong female leads LGBTQ Comics on TV indie joker Hulu Watching Series Song of Ice and Fire Action Marathons LGBT See It Skip It mutant Musicals foreign diversity crime drama dc Columbia Pictures die hard movie VH1 Reality TruTV critics name the review romance spy thriller crime natural history Grammys 4/20 kids GLAAD Film Festival universal monsters dramedy Kids & Family cults social media OWN History 2019 Travel Channel Tubi Opinion Hallmark sitcom justice league Western Disney streaming service Vudu rotten movies we love 2015 dark SXSW Elton John spain WarnerMedia Star Trek Awards Tour adaptation New York Comic Con aliens asian-american Photos TIFF blockbuster festivals Turner spanish language Universal Marvel TCA Winter 2020 sports TCA 2017 RT21 Bravo The CW teaser GIFs American Society of Cinematographers The Witch all-time docudrama Trivia comic Horror technology Adult Swim Fox News El Rey Stephen King cancelled Masterpiece boxoffice ABC Family dragons Music a nightmare on elm street Sundance Thanksgiving DC Universe richard e. Grant Family Mudbound CMT Rocketman anime Showtime SundanceTV Netflix VICE theme song Brie Larson Trailer Academy Awards psychological thriller green book 24 frames stoner political drama Endgame The Walking Dead Winter TV Musical Warner Bros. Pop TV Funimation Pixar doctor who Paramount Pirates comiccon cops 71st Emmy Awards zombies 20th Century Fox cancelled television TCM USA Network Lucasfilm tv talk composers Shudder Spectrum Originals CW Seed binge Red Carpet psycho casting TV IFC Films CNN Marvel Studios Nat Geo Cosplay Winners HBO Hallmark Christmas movies chucky award winner Countdown Trophy Talk Comedy 2017 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina The Arrangement Rom-Com Lifetime quibi