With the exception of “Doctor Strange,” filmmaker Scott Derrickson is mostly known for horror fare from the populist like “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” to the acclaimed “Sinister” to the flawed but interesting “Deliver Us From Evil”.
Derrickson’s next film will be “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” described as the MCU’s first horror film, and now he has confirmed that once he wraps that project he’ll definitely be returning to the genre he knows best:
“I’m often asked if I’ll ever return to R-rated horror. The answer is a resounding YES. After Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness, I’ll go straight into a horror film I’ve already written with [C. Robert Cargill].”
Cargill and Derrickson previously collaborated on “Sinister” and “Doctor Strange” and Cargill followed that tweet up, confirming it’s an adaptation of one of Joe Hill’s books. Derrickson is also slated to tackle Stephen King’s “The Breathing Method” for Blumhouse Pictures at some point.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” opens in cinemas on May 7th 2021.