It’s said Marvel Studios’ choice to direct the Doctor Strange movie is Scott Derrickson.
Variety reports that Scott Derrickson is in final talks with Marvel and is expected to sign.
Scott Derrickson directed Hellraiser: Inferno, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Sinister, the upcoming Deliver Us from Evil film and just announced Two Eyes Staring.
It’s stated the lead will be announced with Stephen Strange who was recently mentioned in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Producers on the Doctor Strange movie include Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Stephen Broussard.
It’s also said Marvel Studios expects Scott Derrickson to bring the same dark and eerie storytelling style he is known for to the Doctor Strange movie while not breaking the bank on the budget.
Update #2: Scott Derrickson confirms Doctor Strange on Twitter:
My next movie will be STRANGE: pic.twitter.com/5pdbO6Op6j
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) June 3, 2014