MEAT TRADE PLIED IN MAJOR BRIT FILM
Variety reports that 19th-century Scottish body snatchers Burke and Hare, already the inspiration for several features like 1945?s THE BODY SNATCHER and 1985?s THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS, will be reincarnated on screen once again in the British shocker THE MEAT TRADE. The black comedy/horror movie, which will be set in modern times, has a lineup of top talent involved: RAVENOUS director Antonia Bird at the helm directing that film?s villain Robert Carlyle, from a script by Irvine (TRAINSPOTTING) Welsh, with Mark Cousins and Kees Kasander producing. The focus will be on a pair of small-time criminal brothers who steal organs from corpses to sell in the illegal transplant market. Production is set to begin next spring, once Bird wraps up work on the Raw Nerve horror project ABRAHAM?S DAUGHTER.
Courtesy of Fangoria