Netflix has announced that they have landed the feature film rights to the graphic novel The Unsound by Cullen Bunn and Jack T. Cole, published by BOOM! Studios.
They’ve hired Shazam! director David F. Sandberg and will have a script penned by Skylar James.
Here is the press release from Netflix.
Netflix has landed the feature film rights to The Unsound, based on the BOOM! Studios’ graphic novel by Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Harrow County) & Jack T. Cole.
Coming off the massive global success of Shazam!, this project marks Sandberg’s return to the horror genre, where his feature films Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation grossed over $450MM worldwide. Sandberg and Losten have been consistently lauded in the genre film space over the years. Their short film ‘Lights Out’ became a viral hit with over 100 million views and quickly began making waves in Hollywood where it was eventually snatched up by New Line and Warner Bros for the feature adaptation of the same name.
The Unsound follows a psychiatrist who returns to the insane asylum where her mother once worked and is now a patient, hoping to quell a bloody wave of horror that’s been unleashed. As she descends down the rabbit hole and discovers hard truths about her own past, she comes to understand the hospital is hiding secrets of its own, and perhaps she and her mother have more in common than she realized.
Skylar James’ breakout script, 29 Mole Street landed top spots on the BloodList and Hit List. She is the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of a limited series for Pearl Street, Gregory Jacobs and Endeavor Content.
Sandberg and Lotta Losten will produce via their newly created production company Mångata, alongside BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie and Stephen Christy.
They don’t mention the shooting schedule but David F. Sandberg was reportedly attached to make the Shazam! sequel as Warner Bros. wanted to get things moving quickly so actors like Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer don’t age-out of their roles.
Sanberg is no stranger to the horror genre with his films Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation.