Scott Derrickson Directing Low-Budget Horror Project

'Insidious' and 'Paranormal Activity' producer Jason Blum will team up with the director on this horror tale, which has a crime at the center of its story.

Insidious producer Jason Blum will work with director Scott Derrickson on an untitled thriller
Insidious producer Jason Blum will work with director Scott Derrickson on an untitled thriller
The Exorcism of Emily Rose director Scott Derrickson is returning to horror with a new untitled project from producer Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity).

Little is known about the storyline, although it is said to be a horror tale which has a crime at the heart of its plot. Jason Blum revealed the goal is to emphasize the story and vision ahead of special effects and bankable stars.

"It's hard to do, but when it works, it's much more effective both on the screen and the bottom line."

Jason Blum has had success using this model in both Insidious and Paranormal Activity, which were produced on small budgets and yielded big gains at the box office. Insidious, which is directed by James Wan, is currently in theaters and about to cross the $50 million mark at the domestic box office. Insidious was made on just a $2 million production budget.

This untitled project is being eyed for a summer start date, although it isn't known if a script is being worked on, or who is writing the script.



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  1. skywise

    I didnt realize this but i just found out this story is written by Aint It Cool's Massawyrm. Weird right?

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. skywise

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose is one of my all time fav court room dramas/horror movies (maybe the ONLY one?) so even tho he has had some misteps (as all directors have - Hook anyone?) I will definatly keep an open mind.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. Daveactor7

    This guy made the Day earth stood still remake. Sorry but major pass.

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag