Scott Derrickson Teases R-Rated Horror Film After Doctor Strange Sequel

Once work on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is complete, filmmaker Scott Derrickson is making his much-anticipated return to the world of R-rated horror. Monday night, the director took to Twitter to reveal he's currently working on a spooky project with long-time collaborator C. Robert Cargill, something the pair will start developing after the Doctor Strange follow-up hits theaters. Derrickson's last R-rated horror film came with 2015's Sinister 2, a project he and Cargill co-wrote.

"I'm often asked if I'll ever return to R-Rater horror. The answer is a resounding YES," Derrickson tweeted. "After Doctor Strange: In the Mutiverse [sic] of Madness, I'll get straight into a horror film I've already written with @Massawyrm."

Shortly after Derrickson made his tweets, Cargill took to the microblogging service to unveil a few additional details about the project. "Since we're talking about such things, we've got a lot of surprises dropping over the next few months," Cargill tweeted. "Scott and I have been busy boys. All sorts of irons in the fire."

In a follow-up tweet, Cargill revealed the movie will be an adaptation of a project written by legendary horror scribe Joe Hill. "Man, thanks for all the love, you guys. @scottderrickson and I have been sitting on this secret for a while, but we're super excited about it. Can't wait to make it. Might as well also tell you it's an adaptation of a @joe_hill joint. Everything else we gotta keep quiet ATM."

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to hit theaters May 7, 2021.


Other upcoming MCU films include Black Widow, which is set to premiere on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall of 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, What If…? in Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022. Disney+'s She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel don't have release dates, nor does the cinematic reboot of Blade.

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