Netflix is turning to two of the biggest names in genre storytelling to produce its adaptation of the coming-of-age slasher tale THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Based on the bestselling novel by Stephanie Perkins, the Nebraska-set story combines two beloved teen genres — the slashers that came to prominence in the ’80s and ’90s, and the character-driven coming-of-age classics that were the specialty of directors such as John Hughes and Howard Deutch. The protagonist is a young girl whose high school friends begin to die in a series of gruesome murders.
Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear (Lights Out) will also produce alongside Dan Cohen (Arrival) of 21 Laps, which is already in business on the feature side with Netflix, which will release its father-son drama Kodachrome later this year.
Perkins is the bestselling author of several novels, including Anna and the French Kiss. A longtime horror buff, she pays homage to a handful of genre classics in There’s Someone Inside Your House.
Netflix reportedly beat out several other studios for the project, and who knows — maybe Wan will want to direct another genre movie after wrapping Aquaman for WB and DC. He’s represented by manager Stacey Testro and Paradigm, which also repped Perkins on behalf of Kate Testerman of KT Literary.
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