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SCOTT DERRICKSON AND C. ROBERT CARGIL SIGN “FIRST LOOK DEAL” WITH SONY-SCREEN GEMS

Posted on: June 16th, 2024

Last year, we reported how Sony Pictures is seeking to make horror content a “top priority, resurrecting their Screen Gems banner to accomplish this.

It and Annabelle: Creation scribe Gary Dauberman had inked a first-look deal to spearhead this movement.

Now, two other genre titans have joined the fold, as Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargil are taking their partnership to Sony with their own deal.

Derrickson was previously put on the map by Sony and Screen Gems as they distributed his 2006 hit The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Since then, Derrickson and Cargil have given the world Sinister, Doctor Strange, and The Black Phone. Collectively grossing hundreds of millions of dollars, this is quite the coup for Sony.

Of the new merger with Sony and their company Crooked Highway Productions, Derrickson and Cargil had the following to say in a joint statement:
“We’re very excited to be joining Sony Pictures at this juncture and to be pairing with the incredible new team over at Screen Gems. Their commitment to giving thoughtful, intense, genre films theatrical distribution is in line with what we very much want to be doing both as a company and as artists. Our early work with them is already yielding exciting developments, and we look forward to making numerous great projects together in the years to come.”

Cargil and Derrickson are currently finishing up The Gorge, a project for Apple starring Anya Taylor-Joy. The duo will then move forward with The Black Phone 2 for Blumhouse and Universal, so we may not see any fruit from this new deal for some time, but we’ll be patiently waiting.

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