Hammer Films Picks Up Rights To The Daylight Gate

by Rob Caprilozzi

THR is reporting that Hammer Films has grabbed the movie rights to Jeanette Winterson’s novella The Daylight Gate.

The book is described as:

GOOD FRIDAY, 1612. Pendle Hill, Lancashire.
 
A mysterious gathering of thirteen people is interrupted by local magistrate, Roger Nowell.
 
Is this a witches’ Sabbat?
 
Two notorious Lancashire witches are already in Lancaster Castle waiting trial. Why is the beautiful and wealthy Alice Nutter defending them? And why is she among the group of thirteen on Pendle Hill?
 
Elsewhere, a starved, abused child lurks. And a Jesuit priest and former Gunpowder plotter, recently returned from France, is widely rumoured to be heading for Lancashire. But who will offer him sanctuary? And how quickly can he be caught?
 
This is the reign of James I, a Protestant King with an obsession: to rid his realm of twin evils, witchcraft and Catholicism, at any price …Can a man be maimed by witchcraft?

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