Director of It Follows to Pen Script for They Hear It

David Robert Mitchell has been tapped to write the horror thriller.

By L.B. Lubomski

Legendary Pictures has announced that It Follows director David Robert Mitchell will be writing the script for the forthcoming horror thriller titled They Hear It, as revealed by The Hollywood Reporter. Mitchell will not, however, be handling directing duties this time, instead passing that role off to first-time filmmaker Julian Terry.

They Hear It was originally a proof-of-concept short film directed by Terry that was released earlier this year. The rights to turn it into a full-length feature film were then quickly snatched up by Legendary Pictures last month.

Sources stated that the story of They Hear It "revolves around a mysterious presence called 'The Sound' that once heard by anyone has terrible consequences" while also emphasizing that "the expanded feature will have the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds and Stephen King’s adaptation It as touchstones."

Julian Terry previously directed a short film called The Nurse, which won last year's Annabelle: Creation short film contest, as well as another short film called Whisper. David Robert Mitchell's next film, the neo-noir murder mystery Under the Silver Lake, is set for widespread release in December.

Are you excited to hear more about They Hear It, or does this news fall on deaf ears? Let us know in the comments or on social media and stick around for more news on this project as it becomes available.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.