Hammer Films has acquired the film rights to Jeanette Winterson's 2012 novella "The Daylight Gate".
Set in the early 17th century, the story centers on the notorious Pendle Witch Trial and involves magic, superstition and murder.
Hammer released the original story through its Arrow Books imprint at Random House last year.
The production company will next release "The Quiet Ones," and are scheduled to begin production next month on a sequel to 2012's "The Woman in Black".
Source: Screen Daily