Clive Barker opens Books Of Blood

Horror god Clive Barker has already got Midnight Meat Train chuffing towards the screen and a fresh take on Hellraiser in development. But now he’s cracked open Books Of Blood, the seminal short story collection that made him a horror icon for Matador Pictures and his own Midnight Picture Show company.

Hoping for a franchise while cribbing from the first book, Blood will follow a paranormal expert (in the form of the current TV Robin Hood Jonas Armstrong) investigating a terrible slaughter, only to discover that the location is an intersection of paths that transport souls to the afterlife.

Weirdly, Sophie Ward from TV's Heartbeat and Peak Practice is also on board and The Hollywood Reporter has more details.