Not to be confused with the 2009 film Book of Blood, which adapted a couple of Clive Barker‘s Books of Blood stories, a brand new adaptation of those tales is headed our way this Halloween season with Hulu‘s Books of Blood, a feature film anthology arriving in October. Via Deadline, the film will premiere as part of this year’s “Huluween” celebration.
Announced last year, Brannon Braga (“The Orville”) is directing Books of Blood for Hulu, named after the six volumes of original Clive Barker stories that were published in the mid-’80s. Braga is also co-writing and executive producing the film, with Seth MacFarlane on board to executive produce alongside him. Here’s the plot synopsis we were recently provided with:
“Written by Braga and Adam Simon (Salem) based on a short story by Barker with contributing original material, Books of Blood takes a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three tales tangled in space and time.”
The previously announced cast includes Andy McQueen (Fahrenheit 451), Freda Foh Shen (Ad Astra), Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest), Anna Friel (Marcella), Britt Robertson (For the People), Rafi Gavron (A Star Is Born) and Yul Vazquez (Midnight, Texas).
As you may recall, Hulu was originally developing Books of Blood as a TV series.