Shazam! director David F. Sandberg will direct a new horror movie for Netflix titled The Unsound. The film revolves around a psychiatrist who goes to an insane asylum where her mother used to work. However, she’s not visiting professionally as a consultant, she’s there as a patient. This being a horror film, she will unlock all kinds of dark, bloody secrets about the hospital, her mother, and herself.
The film is based on a graphic novel from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Jack T. Cole. Skylar James, whose script 29 Mole Street topped the BloodList – Hollywood’s best unproduced dark genre screenplays – will adapt the novel for Netflix.
If you’re wondering why the Shazam! director is helming a dark horror film, you only need look towards Sandberg’s career prior to the superhero movie to understand. He directed Lights Out, a film which felt like a big deal due to its original terrifying short, as well as Annabelle: Creation, so he has plenty of experience in genre.
Plus, those who saw Shazam! can attest to its very dark elements in an otherwise enjoyable blockbuster. So Sandberg knows how to skew things dark. Expect a genre film revolving around an insane asylum to do exactly that.