Netflix Acquires Rights to Horror Comic The Unsound

Shazam! director David F. Sandberg is set to helm a movie based on the graphic novel property from BOOM! Studios.

By Chris Morse

BOOM! Studios’ horror graphic novel The Unsound is receiving a feature film adaptation and Netflix has picked up the rights to make it happen. According to Deadline, the project will see filmmaker David F. Sandberg return to the horror genre to direct and bring this nightmare to life.

Originally created by Cullen Bunn and Jack T. Cole, the story 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.

With Sandberg directing and producing via his Mångata banner with Lotta Losten, the film will be written by Skylar James (29 Mole Street), who is also executive producing alongside Adam Yoelin. Also producing is Ross Richie and Stephen Christy of BOOM! Studios.

Further details on this developing project are not yet available, but as usual we’ll be following along and sharing the latest information with you here on Dead Entertainment. Stay tuned!

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Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo