According to The Hollywood Reporter, It Follows director David Robert Mitchell (whose next film, a sort of "Millennial noir" by the name of Under The Silver Lake, arrives on December 7th) has already signed on for his next project: writing the screenplay for a film called They Hear It.
Here's how THR's describing it:
"The story revolves around a mysterious presence called The Sound, that once heard by anyone has terrible consequences. Sources say the expanded feature will have the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds and Stephen King’s adaptation It as touchstones."
Intriguingly, Mitchell will not be directing the film himself; apparently those honors are being handed of to Julian Terry, the filmmaker who created the horror short upon which They Hear It will be based. We're not entirely clear why Terry himself wouldn't be writing the screenplay, but a) we're guessing Terry's cool with it, and b) it's not all that unusual. Hell, it won't even be Mitchell's first time doing it: THR points out the dude's also responsible for the Man Alive screenplay Hiro Murai (Atlanta, Chlidish Gambino's "This Is America" video) is gearing up to direct. He's a multi-tasker, that David Robert Mitchell.
Anyway, we're curious to learn more about this one, and will be keeping our ear to the ground for further updates. While we're waiting on those to roll in: did any of you manage to see Terry's short film, Hear It, before it got snatched up by Legendary back at the beginning of July? Was it cool? Let us know in the comments below.