Jeanette Winterson’s 2012 witch trial novel, Daylight Gate, has caught the eye of Hammer Films. More on the novel and Hammer’s plans are below. Dig it!
Screen Daily reports the house of horror has picked up the rights to the witch trial tale. The tale was published under the Arrow Books Hammer imprint. Read a synopsis from the publisher.
Good Friday 1612. Pendle Hill. A mysterious gathering of thirteen people is interrupted by a local magistrate. Is it a witches’ Sabbat? In Lancaster Castle two notorious witches await trial and certain death, while the beautiful and wealthy Alice Nutter rides to their defence.
Elsewhere a starved child lurks. And a Jesuit priest and former Gunpowder plotter makes his way from France to a place he believes will offer him sanctuary. But will it? And how safe can anyone be in Witch Country?
Witches seem to be all the rage now and we can totally see why Hammer would be interested in this book.
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