A small screen adaptation of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood was announced a while back, with Brannon Braga (Salem) attached. That project will now take the form of a feature film for Hulu, which Braga will direct, executive produce, and co-write alongside Adam Smith (Salem, The Haunting in Connecticut).
Released between 1984 and 1985, the Books of Blood comprise six volumes of short horror fiction. Braga’s film, which will be his feature directorial debut, will be based on one of the short stories, as well as original material, and will comprise of three tales that take a tangled journey through space and time.
Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) will play Mary, a brilliant psychologist who has gained fame for her debunking of theories and beliefs that aren’t grounded in science. After her young son dies of leukaemia, she meets Simon (Rafi Gavron), a charismatic man who convinces her he’s a “ghost whisperer” who speaks for her dead child.
The film will also star Britt Robertson (Under the Dome) as Jenna, a hypersensitive girl suffering from an abhorrence of sound who runs away to Los Angeles. Yul Vazquez (The Outsider) will play Bennett, a professional killer who learns of a priceless book that may allow him and his wife to retire. But on his quest to find it, he stumbles into supernatural territory…
Books of Blood is expected to premiere in the autumn of 2020.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)