Whether it was a mere coincidence or not, it appears that directors Scott Derrickson and Sam Raimi have swapped films!
Variety reports that Derrickson (‘Sinister,’ Doctor Strange’) has recently signed on to rewrite and helm the long-in-development action-adventure film ‘Bermuda’ for Skydance, a project that Raimi (‘The Evil Dead,’ ‘Spider-Man’) was previously attached to direct. Obviously this news comes on the heels of Derrickson departing from directing ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ and being succeeded by Raimi earlier this year.
Derrickson will rewrite the film alongside his go-to writing partner C. Robert Cargill and will also executive produce the film. In addition, ‘Bermuda’ will be produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Bonnie Curtis, and Julie Lynn.
Meanwhile on the opposite side of the camera, fellow ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’ alum Chris Evans is circling the film’s lead role. He would be replacing ‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds, who was attached back when Raimi was onboard the movie.
However, exact details on the lead character or the film’s narrative remain under wraps, save that the film will be set in the titular Bermuda Triangle in the Caribbean.
Filming could take place after Greg Berlanti’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ remake, which stars Chris Evans and films this summer.
There is currently no distributor or release date for ‘Bermuda.’