Netflix picked up the feature film rights to “The Unsound,” based on the BOOM! Studios’ graphic novel by Cullen Bunn and Jack T. Cole. David F. Sandberg, the director of “Lights Out” and “Shazam,” will direct the project for Netflix.
This will be Sandberg’s return to the horror genre, which should have thriller fans pretty excited to see the adaptation. His previous films, “Lights Out” and “Annabelle: Creation,” grossed over $450M at the worldwide box office. Sandberg and Losten worked together on the short film “Lights Out,” and it became a viral hit with over 100M views before New Line and Warner Bros. Pictures made the film adaptation. Skylar James is set to write the adaptation for the studio.
The official description reads, “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.”
Netflix stated that Sandberg and Lotta Losten will produce, alongside Ross Richie and Stephen Christy. The executive producers on the project are Adam Yoelin and Skylar James.
At the box office, the next big thriller scheduled to release is “Doctor Sleep” with Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, and Cliff Curtis. A sequel to the events in “The Shining,” the movie is scheduled to hit theaters on November 8th. After that, the genre is taking a break until the middle of December. Over the next four weeks, comedies, action movies, and dramas are taking over the schedule. “Last Christmas” is the big comedy to look out for, and “Frozen 2” and “Playmobil: The Movie” are the animated features on the horizon. In dramas, you have “Midway,” “Honey Boy,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Good Liar,” “Knives Out,” “Little Joe,” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” and “The Aeronauts” releasing before the middle of December. Action fans have the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, “21 Bridges,” and “Midnight Family” on the schedule.
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