Blumhouse alumni and Furious 7 director James Wan is set to produce horror adaptation The Boy Who Drew Monsters. Wan, who is currently filming The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, is attached to the project though not set to direct; the Australian filmmaker will be busy shooting Jason Momoa in DC‘s Justice League tie-in, Aquaman. The Boy Who Drew Monsters will be drawn from Keith Donohue‘s 2014 novel of the same name, and focuses on a young boy suffering from Asperger syndrome – a form of autism what affects how a person makes sense of the world around them and relates to other people – who finds his illustrations coming to life, as fiction and reality begin to blur. We still know little about the project, though The Autopsy of Jane Doe‘s writers, Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, are expected to pen the script.
Check out the official synopsis of Donohue‘s novel below:
Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine. Instead, Jack Peter begins to draw monsters, and when those monsters take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean. When she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper, they fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy’s only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the terrors that lurk in the outside world.
We’ll keep you updated as more about this horror adaptation comes to light.