Screen Junkies » Scott Derrickson http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:33:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Marvel Actually Serious About Making A ‘Doctor Strange’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marvel-actually-serious-about-making-a-doctor-strange-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marvel-actually-serious-about-making-a-doctor-strange-movie/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:47:09 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262005 Who would you go to a neurosurgeon named Strange?

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Marvel continues having a tough time finding a director who wants to work on a movie about Paul Rudd talking to ants, but they’ve proven far more successful in bringing a movie about a neurosurgeon who is also a magician to the screen. Variety reports that writer-director Scott Derrickson will be the guy tasked with making this really weird film. To date, Derrickson has primarily worked in the horror genre on films like Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose which tonally could work well for a Doctor Strange film. Now it’s only a matter of convincing Keanu Reeves to wear a cape and they’ve got a go picture.

Though Marvel has not commented, Derrickson broke the news himself by tweeting a photo of himself peering up from an issue of the comic, with the message: “My next movie will be STRANGE.” I infer that to mean that he will be directing Doctor Strange.

 

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A Cheaper Version Of ‘Insidious’ Is Coming For Your Wallet http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/a-cheaper-version-of-insidious-is-coming-for-your-wallet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/a-cheaper-version-of-insidious-is-coming-for-your-wallet/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 21:43:25 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210281 The days of the $30 million horror films could be over...

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Insidious‘s model of creating a low-budget genre film that put plot and scares first has more than paid off. Budgeted at $2 million, the fright flick has now earned $50 million based off word of mouth. That’s like, um…. math…. and…. fuuuuuuuuck. It’s a lot, okay?

Anyways, the technique (also employed by Paranormal Activity) hit paydirt and it’s no surprise that the producer Jason Blum is returning to the well. He’s teaming up with Exorcism Of Emily Rose direct Scott Derrickson on a new movie that he won’t tell you any details about. All that he’d reveal is that it’s a horror story based around a crime. Which sucks for me. I’ve been sitting on a horror-crime thriller for years, but haven’t gotten around to writing it. I guess I’d better get moving and since there’s no time to write, I’m doing it Blair Witch-style and making it up as we go along. Now, where can I get my hands on an octopus costume? (LA Times)

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Parkour Version Of Goliath? Parkour Version Of Goliath. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ready-for-a-parkour-version-of-goliath/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ready-for-a-parkour-version-of-goliath/#comments Fri, 07 Jan 2011 22:03:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14782 Ready for a hip version of David and Goliath? Tough.

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Ready for a hip version of David and Goliath? Tough. It’s happening anyway.

Exorcism Of Emily Rose director Scott Derrickson and Relativity Media are ready to pour an energy drink over the Bible. Goliath will take the classic story of David and Goliath and give it a modern feel a la 300 or The Bourne Identity. So…. homo-erotic shakey-cam?

The story follows the young shepherd David as he fights for his survival against the giant Goliath. Given the presence of a shepherd, I’m guessing the film takes place in the past or in New Zealand. (THR)

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