Thomas Tull’s Legendary Pictures has optioned rights to Andrew Pyper’s forthcoming novel The Damned.

The supernatural thriller will be published by Simon & Schuster in February and is said to be in the vein of The Sixth Sense and Jacob’s Ladder.

Legendary’s Alex Hedlund and Tracy Stevens will oversee the project. 

Pyper’s past work includes the novelxvdfdfv, which is currently in development with Universal Pictures and Imagemovers.

UTA handled the film deal on behalf of Anne McDermid & Associates and The Gernert Company.