STYD reports that during Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors author Clive Barker announced that yet another one of his stories is currently being adapted for the big screen.
Dread, which was first published in 1984 as the opening story for book two of Barker’s short story anthology, Books of Blood, follows Quaid, a philosopher so obsessed with the concept of fear that he decides to perform a series of experiments on unwilling subjects to better understand how it affects us.
Dread joins Midnight Meat Train and The Book of Blood as the most recent material to be lifted from the horror collection for screen treatment. Anthony DiBlasi, who also serves as a producer on Meat Train, Book of Blood, and the upcoming Hellraiser remake, will be adapting Dread for Seraphim Films. Casting for the film has already begun, with prep to begin in June.
Previous Books of Blood adaptations include the The Yattering and Jack and Rawhead Rex. Dread was previously adapted as a graphic novel in 1992 by Fred Burke and illustrated by Dan Brerton for Eclipse Books.