NETFLIX WINS HOT HORROR PACKAGE “THE UNSOUND” FROM DIRECTOR DAVID F. SANDBERG, BOOM! STUDIOS, AND SKYLAR JAMES
- 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.
Director: David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Shazam!)
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.
Writer: Skylar James (29 Mole Street) will pen the adaptation
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.
Producers: Sandberg and Lotta Losten will produce via their newly created production company Mångata, alongside BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie and Stephen Christy
Executive Producers: Adam Yoelin, Skylar James
Synopsis: 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.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios, home to the largest library of comic book IP outside of Marvel and DC, has a first look deal at Fox/Disney where they are currently in development on GOLDIE VANCE with Rashida Jones directing and IMAGINE AGENTS with 21 Laps and Sugar 23 producing.