Ryan Murphy – the man behind TV’s Glee and American Horror Story – is returning to horror with plans to pen a new sci-fi project that is being set up at Sony Pictures, to be co-written by Brian Miller.

For those of you who sat through 2010’s Eat, Pray, Love, you know just how horrifying a Murphy chiller can be. With Miller having written last year’s found footage shocker Apollo 18,  the untitled project – for which details are firmly under wraps – will follow Murphy’s next scheduled release, an adaptation of Larry Kramer’s AIDS centric play, The Normal Heart.

Should anyone still have reservations for the film’s potential, the news that it is to be co-produced by Drive’s John Palermo (alongside Murphy) goes some way to readdressing the project’s cool quotient.

Variety had this one first.