Scott Derrickson is best known for directing the Marvel Studios’ hit Doctor Strange, but he has a long proud history in horror before he got called up to the superhero big leagues. From Hellraiser: Inferno, to The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister, he’s done good work in the genre time and time again. But can he do it this time for TV? Fans will get their chance to see for themselves when Derrickson’s latest project hits TV screens in the not-too-distant future. The director is collaborating on an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Scott Thomas, Kill Creek.
According to Deadline, Derrickson is teaming up with Misha Green to adapt Kill Creek for Showtime. The American Library Association’s Horror Book of 2017 is about a best-selling author of horror novelist named Sam McGarver who reluctantly agrees to spend Halloween night in a famous haunted house with three over horror writers. Naturally though, the quartet of scribes are expecting nothing to happen, but their evening in a haunted house awakens something slightly demonic, and with a long history of death.
Intrigued yet? Well, it’s certainly intriguing with Green onboard as her last project was the WGN historical drama Underground. She’s also presently working as executive producer and showrunner on HBO’s Lovecraft County, the highly anticipated new series from uber-producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams. Derrickson, meanwhile, will serve as EP and as a director on the series. Adam Gomolin and Andrew Lazar (American Sniper) and Elisa Ellis (Narcos) are the other producers on the show. Lovecraft County will premiere sometime next year.
There’s no word yet on a cast, or when Kill Creek might premiere on Showtime, but it could be as early as 2019. In the meantime, Derrickson is prepping two possible follow-ups to Doctor Strange: the ghost story Two Eyes Staring and the sci-fi/thriller When Gravity Falls. There may also be a sequel to Doctor Strange in the works if, ahem, certain events from Avengers: Infinity War are resolved.
We’ll keep you updated with any new developments about Kill Creek as they become available.