31 January 2008
Matador, Midnight Picture Show join forces.
Variety report that Matador Pictures and Midnight Picture Show are teaming to bring "Clive Barker's Book of Blood" to the big screen.
Clive Barker's Book of Blood is planned as the first in a series of "Book of Blood" stories that the two companies hope to develop into a growing film franchise.
Sophie Ward and Jonas Armstrong have been cast to star in John Harrison's film for which he also wrote the screenplay with Darin Silverman. The story follows a paranormal expert who discovers that the house he is investigating forms an intersection of "highways" transporting souls to the afterlife.
L.A.-based Essential Entertainment is handling worldwide sales for "Book of Blood" and will debut the project at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. Barker is producing alongside Jorge Saralegui, Joe Daley, Nigel Thomas, Lauri Apelian and Micky Macpherson.
"Book of Blood" is produced with Cinema One, the U.K.-based production and financing outfit set up by Matador and Regent Capital, with funding from Newbridge Entertainment Capital, Scottish Screen and Entertainment Motion Pictures.