Joe Hill‘s work has become as well known as his father’s in recent years and the adaptations of it have been increasing as well. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that there would be a multi-studio bidding war on one of his properties. Three studios were trying to pick up the screen rights to his upcoming short story ‘Faun’ and Netflix was able to pull in front and secure them.
You won’t be able to read the story until it is released in a collection due out this Fall, but the details for it sound quite entertaining.
The description of the story is as follows:
Narnia. Hogwarts. Neverland. All magical places that mortals can travel to and marvel at the strange creatures and wonders not seen in our world.
What if a door to a magical land was discovered and instead of pure-hearted adventures, a man saw an opportunity to charge a fortune for an exclusive private game reserve where you can “bag” a magical creature.
Multi-millionaire Tip Fallows is a recreational hunter looking for more interesting challenges. Another wealthy hunter, Stockton, has a secret to share and a journey to offer. All they need to do is pay a quarter of a million dollars to go through a little door in an old house in rural Maine.
On the production side of the project, we’ll see Michael Sugar tackling that through his Sugar23 banner alongside Ashley Zalta. While no director is currently attached to ‘Faun,’ we know that Jeremy Slater will be tackling the script. Slater has had an ongoing working relationship with Netflix in recent years having penned both ‘Death Note’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy.’
Are you looking forward to being able to check out ‘Faun’ on Netflix? Do you feel that it will end up being released as a movie or grown into an ongoing series? We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!