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Zombies to Infest Ancient Rome in New Clive Barker Project for Amazon TheWrap

Horror guru Clive Barker is being brought on board by Amazon Studios to rewrite the action horror project “Zombies vs. Gladiators,” TheWrap.com reports.

The project focuses on a gladiator who battles zombies in ancient Rome. In a statement, Barker said: "I'm excited by the opportunity to interweave two very rich narrative threads. One of them concerns itself with the reality of the decadence of Rome and its rise and fall. The other is a fantastical narrative element -- the living dead. My brief to myself on this project is to give the audience not only zombies they have never seen before but also a Rome they have never seen before."

Barker, a writer, producer and director who hails from Liverpool, England, is known for the “Hellraiser” and “Candyman” movies.