Don’t make a sound, and don’t make any sudden moves. And no matter what, don’t go upstairs. Because right now, There’s Someone Inside Your House! Last year, it was reported that Stephanie Perkins’ New York Times bestselling 2017 novel was being adapted for Netflix. Now, Deadline has revealed that the film will be directed by Patrick Brice (Creep, Creep 2), and it will be written by Shazam! screenwriter Henry Gayden. Production is set to start this fall. No details on the cast yet.
The film sounds like it’s going to be a melding of the slasher sub-genre and eighties coming-of-age films à la John Hughes. From the author’s official website, the plot of the There’s Someone Inside Your House novel is:
“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 Osborne High 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.”
Brice, who is represented by ICM Partners and Grandview, also directed Corporate Animals, a horror film starring Demi Moore. It recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and it will be hitting theaters later this year.
There’s Someone Inside Your House will be produced by Shawn Levy’s Lap 21 and James Wan’s Atomic Monster Productions. Lap 21 is behind the upcoming season of Stranger Things as well as the Unsolved Mysteries reboot. Meanwhile, Atomic Monster has three other films coming out this year: The Curse of La Llorona, The Conjuring 3, and the third installment in the Annabelle series. Lap 21’s Dan Cohen and Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear are also producers.
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