Doctor Strange duo Derrickson & Cargill sign first-look deal at Blumhouse TV
Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, the duo behind the hit Ethan Hawke-led horror pic Sinister and Marvel’s Doctor Strange, are keeping their ties with Blumhouse TV alive as they have inked a first-look deal with the banner under their Crooked Highway banner, according to Deadline.
The two-year deal will see the recently-formed company develop small-screen projects exclusively for the indie powerhouse banner, where they already have a number of series in development including Full Body Burden inspired by Kristen Iversen’s novel of the same name centered on the true story of a deadly government secret hidden in lain sight, Midnight Radio about an off-the-grid radio host piecing together connections between supernatural experiences described by his callers and adaptation of The Devil’s Detective centered on a human investigator navigating the bureaucracies of Hell to solve high-profile murder cases amid a populace of angels, demons and the damned.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Scott, Cargill, and Sherryl into the Blumhouse family, to work with us in television,” Jason Blum said in a statement. “We have had a lot of success collaborating in film, and they’ve brought some great material in to develop that we can’t wait to get in front of fans.”
Derrickson and Cargill first worked with Blumhouse on the 2012 hit Sinister, which they co-wrote together and Derrickson helmed and would reunite with the studio to pen the script for its sequel, though Derrickson would not step into the director’s chair again for it.
“It was an easy, natural progression for us to collaborate further with Jason in television, given our success with Blumhouse on the feature side,” Derrickson and Cargill said in a statement.
Crooked Highway, who also has just named Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield, Morning Glory) as President of Production, is currently producing Derrickson’s upcoming project The Black Phone with Universal and Blumhouse, based on a short story by Joe Hill being adapted by Derrickson and Cargill, as well as executive producing Maggie Levin’s My Valentine for Hulu/Blumhouse TV’s Into the Dark anthology and producing Levin’s sci-fi thriller Retrograde.
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