Netflix won a three-studio bidding battle to acquire screen rights to Faun, an upcoming short story by bestselling author Joe Hill, reports Deadline.
“Narnia. Hogwarts. Neverland. All magical places that mortals can travel to and marvel at the strange creatures and wonders not seen in our world.
“What if a door to a magical land was discovered and instead of pure-hearted adventures, a man saw an opportunity to charge a fortune for an exclusive private game reserve where you can “bag” a magical creature.
“Multi-millionaire Tip Fallows is a recreational hunter looking for more interesting challenges. Another wealthy hunter, Stockton, has a secret to share and a journey to offer. All they need to do is pay a quarter of a million dollars to go through a little door in an old house in rural Maine.”
The story will be published in a new short story collection in the fall.
Jeremy Slater (“The Exorcist”) will write the script and Michael Sugar will produce through his Sugar23 banner with Ashley Zalta.
Slater’s full credits include Fantastic Four, The Lazarus Effect, Death Note and most recently the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy”.