Scott Derrickson is known for directing strange doctor as well as numerous horror films, including The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Claim, and the next black phone, which was recently postponed to June. Derrickson may not be attacking Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but he has some exciting projects going on. This week, Deadline revealed that Derrickson will direct Skydance’s The throats.
According to the report, Skydance acquired the spec script from Zach Dean last year in a “competitive bidding war” and the company developed it in-house. Derrickson’s company, Crooked Highway, produces The throats alongside Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill and Sherryl Clark will produce through Crooked Company with Dean and Adam Kolbrenner. Not much is known about the plot, but it is described as an “action-packed, genre-defining love story”.
Derrickson was originally slated to lead the strange doctor continued, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but left the project during the development phase. Citing “creative differences,” Derrickson and writer C. Robert Cargill left the Marvel sequel and banded together to The black phone.
“It was creative differences. [Derrickson] wanted to make a movie, and Marvel wanted to make another movie. So he sat there and said, ‘Well, I have this great script that I wrote with Cargill, and I’m really proud,'” Cargill said. CinemaBlend. “We were actually going to reach out to other directors to The black phone, and Scott said to me, he called me and said, ‘Man, I have to do this movie. It has to be my movie, I have to do it. Do you mind waiting until I’m done with [Doctor Strange 2]?'”
“He really wanted to take me on Strange as well as. But in case that didn’t happen, he was like, ‘Do you mind waiting?’ ” Cargill continued. “And I was like, ‘You know what, if you feel that passionately, no. I’ll wait a few years to make this movie.'”
As for The black phoneDerrickson directed the horror film from his adapted screenplay co-written by Cargill. The black phone reunites Derrickson with his Claim star Ethan Hawke in an adaptation of the 2004 short story by author Joe Hill (NOS4A2, locke and key). You can read a description of the film below:
“The story is about a kidnapped child who finds himself in a soundproof basement surrounded by the remains of other victims. As night falls, the ancient – and disconnected – telephone in the room starts ringing with calls from the dead. ” In addition to Hawke, The black phone is starring James Ransone (IT Chapter 2), Jeremy Davies (LOST), Kellan Rhude (Dexter: new blood), Mason Thames (For all mankind) and Madeleine McGraw (The Mitchells vs. the Machines).”
The black phone is now scheduled to be released on June 24. Stay tuned for more updates on The throats.