Netflix Spent At Least A Million Dollars On The Rights To This Creepy Reddit Horror Story
Netflix has spent over $1 million on the rights to a story posted to the subreddit "No Sleep".
If you're an aspiring horror writer with an established Reddit account, the tale of "My Wife And I Bought A Ranch" is a dream-come-true. Deadline is reporting that Netflix has won the rights to a short story posted to the No Sleep subreddit. You can see the post here, although the full story is divided across six parts.
The story, about an ex-marine and his wife who purchase a ranch and soon find out that there's a malevolent force at work there, was written by Matt Query. It's well-regarded among the No Sleep community, and has received 3000 upvotes since the first part was posted five months ago.
The rights to the story were bought for a figure in the low seven-figure range, likely meaning between $1-5 million.
The script will be handled by his brother, Harrison Query, who is already working on a Three Musketeers project for the streaming service. Scott Glassgold and Ground Control Entertainment are producing, but talks are underway with potential co-producers, including Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen at 21 Laps (Stranger Things) and Aquaman-director James Wan's Atomic Monster.
No director has been attached to the project as of yet.