Netflix is upping their game beating out multiple studios to a red-hot pitch that is based on YA author Stephanie Perkins’ NYT bestselling novel about a young girl whose high school friends inexplicably begin to die in a series of gruesome murders.
What’s grabbing my attention are the key players involved, which include” Stranger Things” producer 21 Laps and horror maestro James Wan (Insidious, Saw, Dead Silence, The Conjuring), who are teaming on the coming-of-age slasher movie There’s Someone Inside Your House.
Sold as a 1980s and ’90s slasher movie meets a John Hughes coming-of-age tale like The Breakfast Club, Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Wan’s Atomic Monster are producing. Dan Cohen is also producing for the former and Michael Clear for the latter. The screenplay is coming from Henry Gayden (Earth To Echo), who recently wrote DC’s sci-fi pic Shazam! which is currently shooting.
As of this writing, Wan will not direct, although the article leaves open the possibility.
Here is the synopsis of Perkins’ novel:
“More than a year after her parents sent her away from Hawaii to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, Makani Young is still adjusting to her new life. She’s made a small group of close friends and even flirted with romance, but her past in Hawaii is still hard to forget. And then … one by one the students of her new high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders. Makani doesn’t know who’s next on the list. Between this, and a secret scorching relationship with the school weirdo, this school year may turn out to be one to die for … literally.“