Horror master Clive Barker is partnering with Walden Media to create an original young adult thriller centered on the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe says The Hollywood Reporter.
Barker is set to develop the story and produce the project which will revolve around a group of teenagers who attempt to uncover what happened during the last two weeks of Poe's life. They inadvertently trigger a curse that unlocks Poe's nightmares from which they must escape.
The Poe project marks the first pairing of Barker and Walden Media. Barker ventured into the children's world with the book "The Thief of Always," published in 1992 and in development at 20th Century Fox.