Scott Derrickson

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Scott Derrickson (born July 16, 1966) is an American director, screenwriter and producer. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Derrickson is best known for directing numerous horror films, such as The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), Sinister (2012), and Deliver Us From Evil (2014), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Doctor Strange (2016).

Scott Derrickson
Scott Derrickson by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Derrickson at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born July 16, 1966 (age 51)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1995-present

Early life

Derrickson grew up in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from Biola University[1] with a B.A. in Humanities, with an emphasis on literature and philosophy, and a B.A. in communications, with an emphasis on film, and a minor in theological studies. He earned his M.A. in film production from USC School of Cinematic Arts.[2]

Career

Derrickson co-wrote and directed the film The Exorcism of Emily Rose which was loosely based on a true story about Anneliese Michel. The film won the 2005 Saturn Award for Best Horror or Thriller Film and in 2006 was named in the Chicago Film Critics Association's list of the "Top 100 Scariest Films Ever Made." Theatrical box office gross for The Exorcism of Emily Rose was over $144 million worldwide.[3] That same year, Derrickson wrote Land of Plenty for director Wim Wenders, an independent drama starring Michelle Williams. Derrickson next directed The Day the Earth Stood Still starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, written by David Scarpa. The film was released in late 2008 and earned over $233 million worldwide.[4]

In August 2011, Derrickson teamed up with producer Jason Blum to write and direct Sinister, a mystery-horror film starring Ethan Hawke.[5] The $3 million picture was released in theaters by Summit Entertainment on October 12, 2012 and received generally positive critical reviews. Sinister earned over $48 million at the U.S. box office and over $78 million worldwide. Derrickson wrote but did not direct Sinister 2.

Derrickson's script Devil's Knot was directed by Atom Egoyan. The film had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. It was released in 2014. Derrickson directed his own script, Deliver Us from Evil, for producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Sony Screen Gems. Eric Bana played the lead role, and the film was released wide in theaters on July 2, 2014.

In 2014, Derrickson wrote a film version of The Outer Limits with Cargill.[6][7] Other upcoming Derrickson projects include an adaptation of Stephen King's The Breathing Method with Jason Blum producing, and an adaptation of the popular video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution for CBS Films.

Derrickson directed the film Doctor Strange, based on the Marvel Comics property and part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was released in November 2016.[8]

In 2017, it was announced that he would direct Josh Friedman's TNT pilot "Snowpiercer" starring Jennifer Connelly.

Personal life

Derrickson married a nurse[9] in September 1993 and has two children.[10] He is a follower of Christianity.

Filmography

Year Film Director Producer Writer Studio
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut No No Yes Columbia Pictures
Hellraiser: Inferno Yes No Yes Miramax Films
2004 Land of Plenty No No Yes IFC Films
2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Yes No Yes Screen Gems
2006 The Visitation No Yes No 20th Century Fox
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Yes No No
2012 Sinister Yes executive Yes Summit Entertainment
2013 Devil's Knot No executive Yes Image Entertainment
Deliver Us from Evil Yes No Yes Screen Gems
2015 Sinister 2 No Yes Yes Focus Features
Misunderstood No executive No Sundance Selects
Kristy No executive No The Weinstein Company
2016 Doctor Strange Yes No Yes Marvel Studios

Reception

Critical, public and commercial reception to films Derrickson has directed as of November 13, 2016.

Film Rotten Tomatoes[11] Metacritic[12] CinemaScore[13] Budget Box office[14]
Hellraiser: Inferno N/A N/A N/A $2 million N/A
The Exorcism of Emily Rose 45% (155 reviews) 46 (32 reviews) B $19.3 million $144.2 million
The Day the Earth Stood Still 21% (192 reviews) 40 (34 reviews) C- $80 million $233.1 million
Sinister 62% (133 reviews) 53 (30 reviews) C+ $3 million $77.7 million
Deliver Us from Evil 28% (115 reviews) 40 (32 reviews) B- $30 million $87.9 million
Doctor Strange 90% (250 reviews) 72 (49 reviews) A $165 million $677.7 million

References

  1. ^ "Interview With Scott Derrickson". biola.edu. 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
  2. ^ Olson, Nick (30 June 2014). "Prayer, Dark Mysticism, and Flannery: A Conversation with Scott Derrickson". Christianity Today. Retrieved 17 April 2016. We interviewed Derrickson—a Christian with a love for mystery—nearly a decade ago, and in 2002 he wrote an article ("Behind the Lens") for the Christian Century about inhabiting the world of American filmmaking as a Christian. Derrickson has also taught seminar workshops about film noir at IMAGEJournal's Glen Workshop. When he's speaking of his work, Derrickson references the biblical injunction to expose evil with light—a compelling sensibility in the world of cinema.
  3. ^ "The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) - Box Office Mojo". www.boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  4. ^ "The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) (2008) - Box Office Mojo". www.boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  5. ^ "The scary minds behind 'Insidious' and 'Emily Rose' team up for more horror". latimesblogs.latimes.com. 2011-05-03. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  6. ^ Scott Derrickson [@scottderrickson] (3 June 2014). "My next movie will be STRANGE:" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (June 20, 2014). "'The Outer Limits' Movie in the Works From MGM, Scott Derrickson (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  8. ^ Han, Angie (April 8, 2015). "'Star Wars: Rogue One', 'Captain America: Civil War', and More Get IMAX Releases". /Film. Archived from the original on April 8, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  9. ^ "48 Things We Learned from Scott Derrickson's 'Doctor Strange' Commentary". Film School Rejects. 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  10. ^ "Scott Derrickson on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  11. ^ "Scott Derrickson". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  12. ^ "Scott Derrickson". Metacritic. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  13. ^ "CinemaScore". cinemascore.com. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  14. ^ "Scott Derrickson Movie Box office". boxofficemojo.com. Amazon.com. Retrieved May 14, 2015.

External links

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Interviews and essays

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