Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski will adapt George R.R. Martin’s 1979 book Sandkings for a new Netflix movie. Verbinski shared this update in an interview with Collider.
“One of the screenplays is based on a George R.R. Martin short story called Sandkings, which is this brilliant little twisted short story that I love,” he said, discussing future projects.
Verbinski is working on the movie with writer Dennis Kelly, the writer of the British TV series Utopia. The story centers on a rich kid named Simon Kress who has an affinity for collecting exotic animals. One day he buys a terrarium with four colonies of creatures called sandkings, which grow to the size of their container. The creatures do battle, and eventually they escape.