‘Doctor Strange’ Director Scott Derrickson Picked Up for Skydance Thriller ‘Bermuda’

Chris Evans is also in talks to star

Last Updated: March 4, 2020 @ 6:59 PM

After leaving Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” Scott Derrickson has signed on to direct “Bermuda,” a long-developing thriller set in the Bermuda Triangle that also has Chris Evans in talks to star.

Derrickson is also set to rewrite the film’s script with writing partner C. Robert Cargill, who worked with him on the first “Doctor Strange” back in 2016. While Skydance has a distribution and finance deal with Paramount, no other studio is currently attached to this project.

Derrickson left the “Doctor Strange” sequel in January in a split over creative differences that was described as “amicable.” Sam Raimi, director of the original “Spider-Man” trilogy in the 2000s, has been reported to be in talks with Marvel Studios to replace Derrickson.

Evans, meanwhile, is building a potentially large to-do list now that his Marvel Studios contract has ended with “Avengers: Endgame.” After being a part of Rian Johnson’s hit “Knives Out,” which grossed over $300 million worldwide, Evans is now in talks to join this Skydance project as well as Warner Bros.’ remake of “Little Shop of Horrors” alongside Billy Porter. He is set to appear in the Apple series “Defending Jacob,” which will be released next month.

Derrickson is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment. Evans is repped by CAA and 3Arts. The signing was first reported by Variety.

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