Inspiration for hit movies can be found in a lot of places, from comic books to action figures and even video games. So it’s rather fitting that Netflix has taken it to the next level by acquiring the rights to a Reddit story.
As reported by Deadline, the streaming giant closed a seven-figure development deal with Matt and Harrison Query for their six-part horror story, My Wife & I Bought A Ranch.
Originally appearing on Reddit, the story follows Harry and Sasha, a couple who find their dream house on an Idaho ranch.
However, soon after moving in, they realise they’re not alone. Their neighbours tell them about a malevolent spirit in the valley that manifests itself by visiting the house in the same manner at the start of each season.
The couple learns that there are specific rituals which must be carried out to keep the spirit away, and in doing so the tension and violence grows.
The first part of the story has earned more than 3000 upvotes on Reddit over the past five months.
The script for Netflix’s adaptation of My Wife and I Bought A Ranch will be written by Harrison Query, who is already working on a Three Musketeers project for the company.
Scott Glassgold and Ground Control Entertainment are producing, with talks underway to include potential co-producers, Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen at 21 Laps, as well as Aquaman-director James Wan’s Atomic Monster. No director has been announced for the project at this time.