For months now, we’ve been trying ahead to the subsequent movie from director Scott Derrickson – his supremely creepy-looking horror movie The Black Cellphone, primarily based on a Joe Hill quick story, which was pushed again to a primetime summer time slot earlier this yr amid robust early buzz. However whereas we look forward to the dial tone to attach on that one, Derrickson has already locked in his subsequent venture – a movie referred to as The Gorge.
The movie, in accordance with Deadline might be a “high-action, genre-bending love story”, and is being produced at Skydance, who picked up the script from Zach Dean – author of Chris Pratt’s latest time-travelling, alien-fighting film The Tomorrow Warfare. The screenplay featured on the annual Black Record, which compiles all essentially the most promising, not-yet-produced scripts of that yr, again in 2020.
Whereas The Black Cellphone marks Derrickson’s return to the all-out horror that sparked his profession – with the likes of Sinister and The Exorcism Of Emily Rose – The Gorge could also be extra of a transfer again to blockbuster territory. Given Derrickson directed the primary Physician Unusual film (earlier than parting methods on Multiverse Of Insanity), we all know he can deal with stuff on that scale – and the reality-disrupting, city-folding aesthetic he established for Unusual may be a great indicator of the form of “genre-bending” in retailer.
Keep tuned for extra on The Gorge because the venture gathers steam, and put together to catch The Black Cellphone this summer time, scaring up a storm from 24 June.