Fickle Fish’s Optioning of “Anna Dressed in Blood”
It was announced last year that Fickle Fish (created by Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett) were to develop YA horror story Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.
From the moment I started reading this book, I knew it would be a beautiful story to tell cinematically. It’s scary, romantic, and grips you from start to finish. Audiences are going to fall in love with Anna. – Stephenie Meyer
July 11 2013 Fickle Fish Films announced today that a film version of the popular Young Adult horror story, “Anna Dressed in Blood,” is currently in development. The title was on a variety of best-of lists in 2012, and generated hugely positive reviews when it debuted.
Book synopsis: Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
Yet she spares Cas’s life.
We are yet to hear if there is any more development on the project but we will keep you updated as and when we hear anything.