After reading ‘Harrow County‘ I became a huge fan of writer Cullen Bunn so to hear that his horror comic ‘The Unsound’ was being turned into a feature film has me excited. Even better, Netflix has just signed on to bring the live-action movie to life under the hand of director David F. Sandberg (‘Lights Out’,’ Annabelle: Creation’). The film will be based on a script by Skylar James (’29 Mole Street’). Producing are Sandberg and Lotta Losten through production company Mångata. For BOOM! Studios we’ll see Ross Richie and Stephen Christy also producing. Finally, Adam Yoelin and James are executive producers.
Bunn created the story with Jack T. Cole over at BOOM! Studios in 2017. The publisher has the third most extensive library of comic book IP following Marvel and DC, so there is plenty of opportunities for the company to really make a killing in the coming years.
As to what ‘The Unsound’ is about:
Eisner Award-nominated writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Empty Man) is joined by brilliant newcomer artist Jack T. Cole to present a surreal psychological horror series that will have you questioning what it is to truly be crazy… Ever since she was little, all Ashli wanted was to help people. It’s why she went to nursing school, and it’s why she signed up for the vacant position at Saint Cascia, despite the psychiatric hospital’s less-than-sterling reputation. But when strange occurrences begin in the midst of her very first day on the job, Ashli is forced to escape through the labyrinthine bowels of the asylum to not only help her fellow nurses, but to save herself.
At this time, no actors have been announced for the movie. While I love the idea of ‘The Unsound’ being brought to life when I first read that Netflix was involved, I was excited that this could be an ongoing series. While it is a property that could work on the big screen, I feel a 3-season series would be perfect to flesh out the characters and delivery a satisfying overall arc for the story.
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