The story centers on a family who retreats to a bomb shelter to hide from a mysterious outbreak, although no details were given for the actor's character. Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer sold their screenplay to Warner Bros. last year in a highly competitive bidding situation. The script also landed on the 2011 Black List.
No production schedule was given, although it is said that the filmmakers' deals included progress-to-production language, meaning the studio wants to start production sooner rather than later. Alexander Skarsgård will next be seen in Battleship, debuting in theaters May 18.