Netflix has been tripling down on their film production and output for the past couple years, and it looks like that trend is continuing. With this latest project, they will be delving into the YA teen slasher genre.
Deadline is reporting that the streaming service is teaming with 21 Laps Entertainment and James Wan’s Atomic Monster to adapt Stephanie Perkins’ thriller novel There’s Someone Inside Your House. If 21 Laps Entertainment doesn’t ring a bell, it’s the production company run by Stranger Things executive producer and director Shawn Levy, so it’s a nice reunion between them and Netflix — only this time for a film.
The outlet states that Netflix beat out multiple studios to pick up the film, and that the tone of the film is a mix between ’80s and ’90s slasher films mixed in with a John Hughes coming-of-age story.
Below is the official synopsis to the novel There’s Someone Inside Your House:
“It’s been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she’s still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii.
Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets.
Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.”
Sadly, it doesn’t sound like either Wan or Levy are set to direct, but the screenplay does come form Earth to Echo scribe Henry Gayden, who recently penned the Shazam! film.
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