SINISTER Team Tease R-Rated Joe Hill Adaptation

A lot of people know writer-director, Scott Derrickson, for his work on Marvel’s Doctor Strange. But all of us horror fans know him for his work on such horror flicks as Hellraiser: Inferno, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister, and Deliver Us from Evil.

And today we learned from Derrickson himself over on Twitter that he plans to return to the world of R-rated horror after finishing up work on the (sure to be) PG-13 Marvel sequel Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with Benedict Cumberbatch.

Better yet, Derrickson will be re-teaming with Sinister and Doctor Strange co-screenwriter C. Robert Cargill for an adaptation of an unnamed Joe Hill book.

He tweets:

Cargill responded:

I wonder what Joe Hill joint they’re working on? Maybe The Fireman? Possibly Heart-Shaped Box? Maybe one of his many short stories? The mind boggles. But no worries, we will make sure to keep on top of this film as it develops and pass along updates as we hear them.

In the meantime, how excited are you to know that Sinister filmmakers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are returning to the world of R-rated horror as soon as possible with an unnamed Joe Hill joint? Let us know in the comments below or over on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

My bet is it will be an adaptation of Hill’s The Fireman which centers on a mysterious infection that causes people to spontaneously combust and a former school nurse who contracts the infection and must learn to navigate an increasingly dangerous community, and deal with the ever-present fear she will one day spontaneously combust – taking her unborn child with her.



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