EXCLUSIVE: Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to Nick Murphy’s Blood from IM Global genre division Octane. Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Brian Cox and Stephan Graham star in the thriller which charts the moral collapse of a close police family. Blood, which made its world premiere at the London Film Festival, was produced by Pippa Harris, the BBC and executive produced by Sam Mendes. The deal was negotiated by Bill Bromiley, Mark Ward and Michael Bayer on behalf of Image Entertainment and IM Global’s President of International Sales Jonathan Deckter and VP of Business and Legal Affairs Lauren Wilson on behalf of IM Global. Image Entertainment is a subsidiary of RLJ Entertainment.