Wan, who directed “Furious 7,” has a first-look deal with New Line. He directed New Line’s 2013 horror hit “The Conjuring” and is directing and producing the sequel.
The writing team of Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing will pen the adaptation. The duo’s credits include Emile Hirsch’s horror film “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” and DreamWorks’ “Cropsey.”
New Line picked up the movie rights pre-emptively.
“The Boy Who Drew Monsters,” published last year, is centered on a 10-year-old boy trapped inside his own world in a small coastal town in Maine after nearly drowning. He begins to draw monsters, who take on lives of their own.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.