Hulu snags Clive Barker’s Books of Blood movie from Seth MacFarlane?

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

One of my favorite collections of shorts stories is HELLRAISER, NIGHTBREED, and CANDYMAN author Clive Barker's BOOKS OF BLOOD. I have a Son of Celluloid tattoo. And thus I'm excited to hear that Hulu is finalizing a deal to bring Barker’s horror anthology to the screen in the form of a movie. Brannon Braga (THE ORVILLE) will co-write and direct the movie as well as serve as its executive producer along with Seth MacFarlane.

Yes, THAT Seth MacFarlane.

Anna Friel (LAND OF THE LOST) will star in the film alongside Britt Robertson (UNDER THE DOME, SCREAM 4), Rafi Gavron (A STAR IS BORN) and Yul Vazquez (THE BOX). The project had been in the works at Hulu for over a year and is slated for premiere in fall 2020.

Written by Braga and Adam Simon (SALEM, THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT) based on a short story by Barker the film takes a journey into the uncharted and forbidden territory through three tales tangled in space and time.

Friel will play Mary, a brilliant, beautiful psychologist who has gained fame as a skeptic that debunks all theories or beliefs that are not solely scientifically based. She loses her 7-year-old son to leukemia and then meets Simon (Gavron) who becomes her lover and convinces her that he speaks for her dead child.

Robertson will portray Jenna, a hypersensitive girl who suffers from “misphonia” — an abhorrence of sound. As she learns her mother is about to send her back to the “Farm,” she steals her mother’s cash and sets out for Los Angeles.

Gavron’s Simon is a handsome, charismatic young man who says that he is a “ghost whisperer” who speaks for her dead child.

Vazquez will play Bennett, a professional killer who’s latest “hit” clues him in on a priceless book that may allow him and his wife to permanently retire. On his search for the tome, his quest leads him straight into supernatural territory.

Braga and Simon executive produce with Fuzzy Door’s MacFarlane and Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, Brian Witten, Jeff Kwatinetz, Josh Barry and Barker. Mark Miller is co-executive producer. Joe Micucci, Jason Clark and Michael Mahoney are producers. The film will premiere in Fall 2020.

Source: Deadline

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