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Scott Derrickson is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Script Supervisor American born on 18 march 1977 at Denver (USA)

Scott Derrickson

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Birth name Scott Derrickson
Nationality USA
Birth 18 march 1977 (41 years) at Denver (USA)

Scott Derrickson is an American director, screenwriter and producer. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Biography

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.

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 $140 million worldwide. 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 $230 million worldwide.

In 2010, Derrickson wrote and is attached to direct both an adaptation the Danish thriller The Substitute produced by Sam Raimi, and the Lakeshore Entertainment supernatural suspense thriller The Living.

In January 2011, it was announced that Derrickson will direct Goliath, a biblical period action movie to be made with contemporary sensibilities. In October 2011, it was announced that Derrickson will write and direct the horror-thriller Two Eyes Staring for Summit Entertainment, starring Charlize Theron. Also in 2011, Derrickson wrote and is attached to direct the television pilot Thunderstruck for AMC and Battlestar Galactica producer David Eick.

In August 2011, Derrickson teamed up with producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) 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 $87 million worldwide.

In 2012, three new Derrickson projects were announced: an adaptation of Stephen King's The Breathing Method with Jason Blum producing; an adaptation of the popular video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution for CBS Films; and Sinister 2 which Derrickson will write but not direct.

Derrickson's script Devil's Knot was directed by Atom Egoyan. The film stars Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, and is scheduled to be released in 2013.

Derrickson is currently directing his own script Beware the Night for producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Sony Screen Gems, with Eric Bana playing the lead role. The film is set to be released in January 2015.

Best films

Doctor Strange (2016)
(Director)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
(Director)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
(Director)
Scream 4 (2011)
(Scriptwriter)
Sinister (2012)
(Director)
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(1 films)
Ben Davis
Ben Davis
(1 films)
Jason Blum
Jason Blum
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Scott Derrickson (15 films)

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Director

Doctor Strange, 1h55
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Stan Lee
Rating74% 3.7477253.7477253.7477253.7477253.747725
Au Népal, le maître Kaecilius et ses zélotes s’introduisent dans la bibliothèque du sanctuaire de Kamar-Taj afin de s’emparer de deux pages du livre de Cagliostro, après avoir tué le bibliothécaire. L’Ancien tente d’arrêter son ancien élève mais échoue, son disciple parvenant à fuir.
Deliver Us from Evil, 1h58
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Biography, Fantastic, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Olivia Munn, Eric Bana, Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Édgar Ramírez, Chris Coy
Rating61% 3.099223.099223.099223.099223.09922
The film opens in a 2010 firefight in a palm grove in the Diyala Province of Iraq. Three Marines discover an underground cavern and start to scream as their helmet video feed goes black. In The Bronx in 2013, NYPD officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) stands over the corpse of an infant in a darkened alley. He and his partner Butler (Joel McHale) resume their nocturnal patrol for the 46th Precinct. A domestic disturbance call comes in over the radio. Sarchie probes the dispatcher for more information and finds out that the male at the address is a former Marine. He tells Butler that his "radar" is going off because maybe the former Marine still thinks he is fighting in the war.
Sinister
Sinister (2012)
, 1h50
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Films about children, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television
Actors Ethan Hawke, Vincent d’Onofrio, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Clare Foley, Blake Mizrahi
Rating67% 3.399973.399973.399973.399973.39997
The film opens with Super 8 footage depicting a family of four standing beneath a tree with sacks over their heads and nooses around their necks. An unseen figure saws through a branch acting as a counterweight, causing their deaths by hanging.
The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1h43
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Environmental films, La fin du monde, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, John Cleese
Rating54% 2.749052.749052.749052.749052.74905
In 1928, a solitary mountaineer encounters a glowing sphere. He loses consciousness and when he wakes, the sphere has gone and there is a scar on his hand where a sample of his DNA has been taken.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose, 1h59
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson, Colm Feore, Campbell Scott, Mary Beth Hurt
Rating66% 3.3484053.3484053.3484053.3484053.348405
After the death of a 19-year-old girl named Emily Rose, the cause of which was self-inflicted wounds and malnutrition, a priest named Richard Moore is charged with negligent homicide. The archdiocese wishes for Father Moore to plead guilty, so that the incident can be covered up. A lawyer named Erin Bruner is hired to help Father Moore negotiate a plea deal, but Father Moore insists on pleading innocent. At the trial, the prosecutor Ethan Thomas asks for the expert opinion of two doctors, who agree that Ms Rose was possessed by an invisible creature. A few days later, she suffered from a seizure and was admitted to the hospital, during which the demons attacked again and infested her.
Hellraiser: Inferno, 1h39
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about religion
Actors Doug Bradley, Craig Sheffer, Nicholas Turturro, James Remar, Nicholas Sadler, Michael Shamus Wiles
Rating55% 2.798792.798792.798792.798792.79879
Joseph Thorne is an intelligent yet corrupt Denver police detective who regularly indulges in drug use and infidelity during the course of duty. At the scene of what appears to be a ritual murder, Thorne discovers a strange puzzle box, which he takes home in order to indulge his fascination with puzzles. After solving the box, Thorne begins to experience bizarre hallucinations, such as being seduced by a pair of mutilated women and being chased by a creature with no eyes or legs. Thorne also makes a connection between the murder and a killer known as "The Engineer," who is suspected of having kidnapped a child. Thorne goes in search of the Engineer, who in turn begins murdering Thorne's friends and associates, leaving behind one of the child's fingers at every crime scene.
Two Eyes Staring
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Charlize Theron

A horror tale centered on the friendship between a young girl and the ghost of her mother's twin.

Scriptwriter

Doctor Strange, 1h55
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Stan Lee
Roles Writer
Rating74% 3.7477253.7477253.7477253.7477253.747725
Au Népal, le maître Kaecilius et ses zélotes s’introduisent dans la bibliothèque du sanctuaire de Kamar-Taj afin de s’emparer de deux pages du livre de Cagliostro, après avoir tué le bibliothécaire. L’Ancien tente d’arrêter son ancien élève mais échoue, son disciple parvenant à fuir.
Poltergeist, 1h34
Directed by Sam Raimi, Gil Kenan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films
Actors Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jane Adams, Nicholas Braun, Saxon Sharbino
Rating49% 2.4527552.4527552.4527552.4527552.452755
Eric (Sam Rockwell) and Amy Bowen (Rosemarie DeWitt) are a couple looking to buy a house for themselves and their three children: 16 year old eldest daughter, Kendra (Saxon Sharbino); their 9 year old son, Griffin (Kyle Catlett); and 6 years old youngest daughter, Madison (Kennedi Clements). Eric was recently laid off, but they are shown a house that has recently come on the market that fits their price range, so they purchase it and move in.
Sinister 2
Sinister 2 (2015)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about films, Films about children, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Ghost films
Actors James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Tate Ellington, John Beasley, Lucas Jade Zumann, Clare Foley
Roles Characters
Rating53% 2.6564152.6564152.6564152.6564152.656415
The film opens with a family being hung up like scarecrows in a corn field with sacks over their heads and burned alive. It is revealed to be the nightmare of nine-year-old Dylan Collins, who is staying in a rural farmhouse with his twin brother Zach, and their mother Courtney (Shannyn Sossamon).
Deliver Us from Evil, 1h58
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Biography, Fantastic, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Olivia Munn, Eric Bana, Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Édgar Ramírez, Chris Coy
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.099223.099223.099223.099223.09922
The film opens in a 2010 firefight in a palm grove in the Diyala Province of Iraq. Three Marines discover an underground cavern and start to scream as their helmet video feed goes black. In The Bronx in 2013, NYPD officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) stands over the corpse of an infant in a darkened alley. He and his partner Butler (Joel McHale) resume their nocturnal patrol for the 46th Precinct. A domestic disturbance call comes in over the radio. Sarchie probes the dispatcher for more information and finds out that the male at the address is a former Marine. He tells Butler that his "radar" is going off because maybe the former Marine still thinks he is fighting in the war.
Devil's Knot, 1h54
Directed by Atom Egoyan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Durand, Stephen Moyer, Mireille Enos, Colin Firth, Elias Koteas
Rating60% 3.048413.048413.048413.048413.04841
In 1993, in the working class community of West Memphis, Arkansas, three eight-year-old boys – Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore – go missing from their neighborhood. After an extensive search, their bound and beaten bodies are found the next day. The community and the police department are convinced that the murders are the work of a satanic cult, due to the violent and sexual natures of the crime. A month later, three teenagers – Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley Jr. – are arrested after Misskelley confesses following approximately 12 hours of interrogation. They are taken to trial, where Baldwin and Misskelley are sentenced to life, and Echols to death, all the while still proclaiming their innocence.
Sinister
Sinister (2012)
, 1h50
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Films about children, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television
Actors Ethan Hawke, Vincent d’Onofrio, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Clare Foley, Blake Mizrahi
Rating67% 3.399973.399973.399973.399973.39997
The film opens with Super 8 footage depicting a family of four standing beneath a tree with sacks over their heads and nooses around their necks. An unseen figure saws through a branch acting as a counterweight, causing their deaths by hanging.
Scream 4
Scream 4 (2011)
, 1h51
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Carlos Alazraqui
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
On the 15th anniversary of the Woodsboro Massacre, high school students Jenny Randall and Marnie Cooper are attacked and brutally murdered in their home by a new Ghostface.
The Messengers, 1h30
Directed by Doug Liman, Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, John Corbett, Brent Briscoe, William B. Davis
Rating54% 2.7006852.7006852.7006852.7006852.700685
The film starts with a terrified mother and her young son. As she packs a suitcase, she hears something coming towards the door and makes her son hide under the bed. The door bursts open and a supernatural force throws the mother against the wall, killing her. The son flees and runs into his terrified sister. The boy hides under a table, but his sister is caught and pushed over the banister of the stairs, then dragged down to the cellar. The boy hides but is eventually found by the attacker.