Netflix’s commitment to adapting comic books continues.
Deadline reports the streaming service has won the film rights to Cullen Bunn and Jack T. Cole’s The Unsound in a package deal which includes writer Skylar James adapting the comic book series and Shazam!‘s David Sandberg as director. The Boom! Studios comic tells the tale of a psychiatrist who returns to the insane asylum where her mother once worked, but is now a patient. The asylum is itself beguiled by a “wave of horror” she hopes to end, but the place also holds secrets from her past which may prove overwhelming.
The deal represents Boom!’s first since Disney assumed control of the company’s overall deal with 20th Century Fox. As Deadline notes, that earlier agreement is still in place, but it is unclear how often Disney will actually pick up Boom!’s offerings. In fact, with content becoming siloed in the streaming wars, Boom! may emerge as a tempting content farm for a Disney rival like Netflix.
The Unsound is not currently scheduled for release.