Writer and director Clive Barker is the man behind Hellraiser, Candyman, and Nightbreed, and one of the most revered names in modern horror. It’s now been reported that his classic ’80s six-volume anthology Books of Blood will be adapted into a movie for Hulu, with Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane producing.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie will feature three stories, based on Barker’s books. The cast includes Anna Friel (The Girlfriend Experience) as a psychologist who meets a man who claims he can speak to her dead child, Britt Robertson (Under the Dome) as a woman who cannot stand any sound, and Yul Vazquez (Russian Doll) as a hitman hunting for a mysterious book. It will be directed by Brannon Braga, who will be making his feature debut, having helmed several episodes of McFarlane’s sci-fi show The Orville.
This isn’t the first time that Books of Blood has been adapted for the screen. The movies Candyman, Midnight Meat Train, and Rawhead Rex were all based on stories from the collection, while an adaptation of the wraparound story, titled Book of Blood, was released in 2009.
Farlane isn’t the only actor and writer best known for comedy to get involved with horror over the past couple of years. Danny McBride co-wrote last year’s hugely successful Halloween reboot and has also written next year’s sequel Halloween Kills. In addition, Chris Rock developed the story and will star in the next Saw movie, which hits theaters next May.
For more, check GameSpot’s guide to the biggest horror movies of 2019, as well as everything hitting Hulu in November.