Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE Gains SINISTER Writer
Looks like Marvel's Doctor Strange has a new writer. Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts and Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (2013’s Conan the Barbarian) have written earlier drafts of the screenplay, but now news has broken that C. Robert Cargill (Sinister) has been working on the film for almost a year. Considering that the movie is already filming, it seems like Cargill's pass will be the final iteration of the screenplay. /Film points out that Cargill wrote the following on Facebook:
It’s not a secret anymore. For those of you who don’t know what I’ve been doing for the past year, I’ve been writing DOCTOR STRANGE for Marvel Studios. And I couldn’t be happier or prouder. Our cast and crew are amazing and I’m having the best time.
Cargill, a former film critic who wrote at Ain't It Cool News for a long time, has worked together with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson many times over the past few years. The two of them co-wrote the two Sinister movies (Derrickson directed the first one), a film adaptation of the video game Deus Ex, and a film adaptation of The Outer Limits TV series. It's always cool to see a former critic make it in Hollywood, and with a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton, this is definitely the most high-profile film of his career thus far. Doctor Strange hits theaters on November 4th, 2016.
“Doctor Strange” follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.
I also included a behind the scenes photo from the set featuring Derrickson and his two producers: