Netflix has recently won a bidding war for adaptation rights to a horror graphic novel The Unsound. According to Deadline, director of Shazam! David F. Sandberg will helm its production. Penned by Cullen Bunn and inked by Jack T. Cole, The Unsound was first published by BOOM! Studios in 2017. Its story follows a young nurse Ashli on her first day of work at the Saint Cascia Psychiatric Hospital where her mother is one of the patients. Strange, unsettling events quickly spiral out of control and inmates take over the asylum. As Ashli and other nurses hide in the maze of passages and rooms underneath the hospital, borders between the real, the supernatural and the insane become blurred.
Swedish filmmaker David F. Sandberg first gained notice in 2013 with a series of cheap, yet effective short horror movies. Three years later, he managed to expand one of them – Lights Out – into a feature film. Made for roughly $5 million, Lights Out went on to earn over $150 million in cinemas. His following film was another horror movie – Annabelle: Creation. Sandberg’s third feature film was Shazam! – well-received superhero movie that earned over $360 million worldwide.