Netflix and James Wan to produce slasher “There’s Someone Inside Your House”

Netflix and James Wan to produce slasher "There's Someone Inside Your House"

Do you have the feeling there’s been a while we don’t hear of good James Wan? Well, this is going to change soon, very soon. Because in addition to his next job as director Aquaman (2018) expected to come out this December, he’s been involved in a series of projects. Yes, horror projects, the kind we like. Besides the upcoming movies where he is producer The Nun (2018) and The Children (2018) by the end of this year, a bunch of other titles has been announced with him involved in the producing aspects. The Mortal Kombat reboot, The Conjuring 3, The Crooked Man and the Untitled Resident Evil Reboot are some of them.

Deadline has reported that Wan, via his company Atomic Monster, and Netflix have joined forces to develop the movie adaptation of Stephanie Perkins’ novel There’s Someone Inside Your House, published in 2017. The screenplay has been written by Henry Gayden, whose debut as a feature film writer was the family fantasy sci-fi tale Earth to Echo (2014). 21 Laps Entertainment, responsible for the successful Netflix Originals TV series Stranger Things (2016– ) is also part of the production.

The working concept of the movie has been described as a “1980s and ’90s slasher movie meets a John Hughes coming-of-age tale like The Breakfast Club (1985)”. The novel There’s Someone Inside Your House is about a girl called Makani Young who thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind. Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.

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