According to Variety, Clive Barker and Todd McFarlane’s "Tortured Souls" action figures are about to garner their own movie. Universal Pictures has hired comic books-to-film specialist Hans Rodionoff to write the film. The six grisly Tortured Soul characters were each sold with a chapter of an original Barker-penned storyline. When combined, the "Tortured Souls" chapters form a novella outlining the Souls’ origins. Barker penned a treatment based on that novella, but the ultimate plot remains unclear.