Derrickson Directs “Beware the Night”

Scott Derrickson (“The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) has signed on to direct the supernatural police thriller “Beware the Night” at Screen Gems says The Wrap.

Set in a paranormal world, the story follows a New York police officer investigating real life demon possessions, exorcisms and werewolves after dark.

Mark Wahlberg was previously offered the lead role but turned it down. Derrickson will also re-write the script.

Derrickson remains attached to helm Summit’s thriller “Two Eyes Starring” with Charlize Theron.