Scott Derrickson (born July 16, 1966) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Derrickson is best known for directing horror film, Sinister (2012), and as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Doctor Strange (2016).
Derrickson at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International
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Derrickson grew up in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from Biola University 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.
In August 2011, Derrickson teamed up with producer Jason Blum to write and direct Sinister, a mystery-horror film starring Ethan Hawke. 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 the second film of Sinister series.
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. The film was both a commercial and critical success. In February 2018, it was announced that Derrickson will executive produce the television series You Bury Me for Blumhouse Productions. The series is set in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, and will be a love story in contemporary war-torn Middle East. In December 2018, it was announced that Derrickson will direct the Doctor Strange sequel with a planned May 2021 release.
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|2000||Urban Legends: Final Cut||No||Yes||No|
|2004||Land of Plenty||No||Story||No|
|2005||The Exorcism of Emily Rose||Yes||Yes||No|
|2008||The Day the Earth Stood Still||Yes||No||No|
|2014||Deliver Us from Evil||Yes||Yes||No|
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- "Interview With Scott Derrickson". biola.edu. 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
- 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.
- "The scary minds behind 'Insidious' and 'Emily Rose' team up for more horror". latimesblogs.latimes.com. 2011-05-03. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
- 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.
- Jasper, Marykate (4 February 2018). "Production Company Behind Get Out Developing TV Series from Lexi Alexander". The Mary Sue.
- Holloway, Daniel (1 February 2018). "Blumhouse TV Developing Drama 'You Bury Me' With Scott Derrickson, Lexi Alexander (Exclusive)". Variety.
- Lussier, Germain (11 December 2018). "Director Scott Derrickson Is Coming Back for More Doctor Strange". Gizmodo. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
- "48 Things We Learned from Scott Derrickson's 'Doctor Strange' Commentary". Film School Rejects. 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
- "Scott Derrickson on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
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Main reference sitesEdit
Interviews and essaysEdit
- Go Into The Story: Interview with Scott Derrickson
- Interview with Scott Derrickson at The Movie Crypt
- Interview with Scott Derrickson at DecentFilms
- Conversation with Kevin Smith Part 1 at Smoviemakers
- Conversation with Kevin Smith Part 2 at Smoviemakers
- Interview with Scott Derrickson at Film Z
- Interview with Scott Derrickson at Inside Horror
- Interview with Scott Derrickson, Jason Blum and Ethan Hawke at AMC Movies
- On Religion, Evil, and Other Dark Things at Film School Rejects
- A Chestertonian in Hollywood at Gilbert Magazine
- Horror: The Perfect Christian Genre at Christianity Today
- Scott Derrickson Explains How ‘Blow Out’ Helped Shape ‘Sinister’ at Film School Rejects