After the 2018 success of The Ritual, Netflix is starting production on No One Gets Out Alive, another adaptation of an Adam Nevill novel.
Adam Nevill is an author with a keen grasp of pacing and description. His novel, The Ritual, told the tale of a group of men unfortunate enough to get lost in the Scandinavian wilderness, finding themselves unwitting pawns in the titular act.
In 2018, The Ritual was turned into a feature by director David Bruckner, and quickly found an audience on Netflix. It was easily one of the most talked-about horrors of that particular year, adding a fresh coat of paint to the tired “lost in the woods” premise.
Now, following the success of The Ritual, Netflix has given the green light to No One Gets Out Alive, another adaptation of an Adam Nevill novel.
Deadline offered the following details on the film:
"“Cristina Rodlo (Miss Bala) and Marc Menchaca (The Outsider) have been set as leads in the story of an immigrant in search of the American dream who, after being forced to take a room in a boarding house, finds herself in a nightmare she can’t escape.”"
While The Ritual used the wide-open wilderness as its primary setting, Nevill found a sense of confinement in the encroaching trees, disappearing paths, and growing presence of something inhuman wandering the woods. While I haven’t read No One Gets Out Alive, it sounds like a more straightforward exercise in “walls closing in” fear.
Which is right up my alley. I’ve mentioned my love of confined cinema and the elements of psychological horror that make the viewer feel as though they’re losing their minds right alongside the protagonist (The Tenant being an all-time favorite).
Adapting Nevill’s novel are Jon Croker (whose credits include Paddington 2 and The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) and Fernanda Coppel (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) while Santiago Menghini will make his directorial debut with the project.
Are you a fan of The Ritual? Are you excited for No One Gets Out Alive? What is your favorite Adam Nevill novel? Let us know in the comments.