Hulu is teaming up with Brannon Braga, producer of “The Orville”, to adapt Clive Barker’s horror anthology series Books of Blood for a feature film. Braga, also known for his work on the Star Trek franchise, will be making his directorial debut, as well as co-writing the script and serving as an executive producer.
The horror novel series consists of six books that were published between 1984 and 1985. Several of the stories from Books of Blood have already been adapted for both film and TV, including “The Forbidden” which became the inspiration for the horror classic Candyman, and the 2008 film The Midnight Meat Train starring Bradley Cooper.
Anna Friel (The Girlfriend Experience), Britt Robertson (Under the Dome), Rafi Gavron (Godfather of Harlem), and Yul Vazquez (Russian Doll) are starring in the adaptation. Adam Simon, co-creator of “Salem”, will be co-writing the film which will feature three tales from the novels.
Friel is set to play the role of Mary, a famed psychologist who debunks theories and beliefs not based in science while struggling with the loss of her 7-year-old son. Robertson has been cast as Jenna, a girl suffering from misophonia (the hatred of sound) who sets out for Los Angeles when she learns her mother is planning to send her back to the “Farm.” Gavron stars as Simon, a charismatic young man who begins a relationship with Mary and convinces her that he is a medium and can speak for her dead son. Vazquez has been cast as Bennett, a professional killer whose target tells him of a priceless book that will allow him and his wife to retire. But he will face supernatural threats in his quest for the book.
The film will likely premiere in late 2020. We’ll keep you posted.