The subreddit r/nosleep is a place to read original horror stories.
A popular story “The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out Of Medicine” was clearly enjoyed by Ryan Reynolds.
It is set to be made into a film with Twentieth Century Fox.
Author Jasper DeWitt is thrilled with the project.
This week, Variety broke the news that Ryan Reynolds is working with Twentieth Century Fox and writer Jasper DeWitt to recreate a spooky story from the subreddit r/nosleep.
The subreddit is known as a place for authors to post their original horror stories. Some of the stories have been so popular, authors go on to publish versions of them in books, like Dathan Auerbach’s “Penpal.”
The story Reynolds is helping bring to the big screen is called “The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine,” which was published by author Jasper DeWitt two years ago in a nine-part series.
The plot centers around a psychiatric doctor and a patient known as “Joe” who he’s trying to help. Joe was committed in a hospital for over twenty years, despite never getting a diagnosis, and is known as a patient “so intractable that no one bothered to read his file anymore.”
According to Variety, no actors or director have joined the project yet.
On social media, people are excited about the film adaptation, although they know it’ll be unsettling.
First and last time I go on r/NoSleep. I read the story @VancityReynolds is adapting into a feature film and I have to say, while it will make a fantastic movie, The Patient that Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine is the scariest story I’ve ever read pic.twitter.com/vLRZEn00Bq
— Jeff (@JDB1595) December 7, 2018
On Twitter, DeWitt said he was “thrilled” to be working on the film with Reynolds. He told Mashable how the collaboration came about.
“My manager texted me,” he said. “I know that sounds mundane, but it really was that simple. I may have scared some people with the loud noise of happiness and triumph I made, reading that.”
So thrilled to be working with @VancityReynolds on this! https://t.co/RgT1ztKZZD
— Jasper DeWitt (@JasperDW) December 6, 2018
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Source:: Business Insider