Netflix nabs rights to The Unsound
James R | On 08, Nov 2019
Netflix has nabbed the rights to the graphic novel The Unsound.
The BOOM! Studios’ graphic novel, created by Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Harrow County) & Jack T. Cole, will be turned into a feature film for the streaming giant. Skylar James, the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of a limited series for Pearl Street, Gregory Jacobs and Endeavor Content, and whose breakout script 29 Mole Street landed top spots on the BloodList and Hit List, will pen the adaptation.
David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Shazam!) will direct. Coming off the massive global success of Shazam!, the project marks Sandberg’s return to the horror genre, where his feature films Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation grossed over $450MM worldwide.
Sandberg and Lotta Losten will produce via their newly created production company Mångata, alongside BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie and Stephen Christy. 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.
Adam Yoelin and Skylar James are on board as Executive Producers.