Multi-faceted filmmaker Drew Goddard has his next project lined up. He’s set to write – and possibly direct – an adaptation of Nick Drnaso‘s acclaimed graphic novel Sabrina for New Regency.
The story follows a man whose girlfriend – the titular Sabrina – goes missing. To cope, he goes to live with an old friend who’s an Air Force surveillance expert dealing with the fallout of his marriage. Soon, Sabrina’s disappearance goes viral. As social media and the 24-hour news cycle take hold of the story, the two men are targeted by vitriolic conspiracy theorists that threaten their trust in one another.
Sabrina was published in May 2018. It became the first graphic novel to be long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and made multiple 2018 year-end lists, including at The Atlantic, NPR, The Guardian, and The New York Times.
Goddard is an interesting choice to adapt Sabrina. He’s got past TV writing credits on The Good Place and Daredevil, and also received an Oscar nomination for adapting The Martian. He’s also directed the meta horror movie The Cabin In The Woods, and most recently the twisty thriller Bad Times At The El Royale.
Goddard doesn’t yet have a distinct style – having been involved in thrillers, horrors, dramas, and comedies – but he does have a knack for being involved in good projects, which is a positive sign. We’ll wait and see what he can do with Sabrina.