Yul Vazquez is hitting the books…
The 54-year-old Cuban actor is set to star in Books of Blood, an original film based on Clive Barker’s horror anthology.
Huluis currently finalizing deals on Books of Blood,which hails from The Orvilleduo of Brannon Braga, who is co-writing, executive producing and will direct in his feature directorial debut, and Seth MacFarlane, who is executive producing.
In addition to Vazquez, the film will also star Anna Friel, Britt Robertsonand Rafi Gavron.
The film, which hails from Fox 21 Television Studiosand MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door Productions, is slated for premiere in fall 2020.
The project had been in the works at Hulu for over a year, long before the streamer becameThe Orville‘s new home this past summer.
Written by Braga and Adam Simonbased on a short story by Barker with contributing original material,Books of Bloodtakes a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three tales tangled in space and time.
Barker’sBooks of Bloodis a six-book series of horror fiction collections, which mix in fantasy themes as well. The tales take place in a contemporary setting, usually featuring everyday people who become embroiled in terrifying or mysterious events.
Vazquez will play Bennett, a professional killer who’s latest “hit” clues him in on a priceless book that may allow him and his wife to permanently retire. On his search for the tome, his quest leads him straight into supernatural territory.
Vazquez’s previous credits include the films Runaway Bride, War of the Worldand Bad Boys II, as well as the television series Midnight, Texas and Russian Doll.