Books of Blood Coming To Film

Matador Pictures and Midnight Picture Show are teaming to adapt what is planned to be the first in a series of films based on horror author Clive Barker’s fiction collection “Books of Blood” reports the trades.

The “Blood” series consisted of six collections of horror stories published from 1984-85. “Blood” will adapt the first story from Book 1, which centers on a paranormal expert who, while investigating a gruesome slaying, finds a house that is at the intersection of “highways” transporting the souls in the afterlife.

John Harrison (“Tales From the Darkside: The Movie”) will direct from a script written by Harrison and Darin Silverman. Sophie Ward (“Young Sherlock Holmes”) and Jonas Armstrong (TV’s “Robin Hood”) are set to star.