'Sinister' Director Scott Derrickson Readying Adaptation of 'Postmortal'
Director Scott Derrickson is a busy guy right now. His most recent horror film Sinister from writer C. Robert Cargill (formerly of Ain't It Cool News) has a sequel in development at Blumhouse Productions, and the director and writer team are also working on an adaptation of the 2011 video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. In addition, Derrickson is busy with the supposedly real-life supernatural crime thriller Beware the Night starring Eric Bana. Now Derrickson has put another project under his belt for the future as author Drew Magary revealed (via Empire) that the writer and director has optioned his book The Postmortal.
The story is set in the near future where immortality becomes available to everyone:
John Farrell is about to get "The Cure."
Old age can never kill him now.
The only problem is, everything else still can . . .
Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors.
Sounds like a potentially cool sci-fi film, but it's only in the nascent stages since Derrickson has just optioned it. The project isn't set up at a studio or production company yet, but considering how many projects Derrickson has been able to set up, this one shouldn't be too hard to get off the ground. Is there a chance this Derrickson might also use Cargill to adapt this book? Maybe, but Derrickson is a solid writer in his own right, and has the West Memphis 3 drama The Devil's Knot starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth giving him screenwriting credit, so maybe he tackle this one as a writer and director. Thoughts?