Scott Derrickson has definitely made a good name for himself in the genre. Sure he directed HELLRAISER: INFERNO (yikes) and the remake of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (double yikes), but he also directed THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE and last years hit creeper, SINISTER (Deggsy’s review). Derrickson is currently filming BEWARE THE NIGHT, about a New York City cop investigating a series of heinous crimes involving the occult and possible demonic possession, and has announced a future project.
The announcement comes from author Drew Magary, who wrote the novel THE POSTMORTAL, which is also known as THE END SPECIALIST in the U.K. According to Magary, Derrickson scored the film rights to his THE POSTMORTAL. The book is described as a gripping, compulsive thriller set in a future where the cure for aging has been discovered with devastating consequences. Sounds pretty interesting and it’s good to see Derrickson getting away from demons and possession!! Dig on the book synopsis:
“You got me. I don’t want to die. I’m terrified of death. I fear there’s nothing beyond it and that this existence is the only one I’ll ever possess. That’s why I’m here.” (An excerpt from the digital journal of John Farrell, cure age 29, 2019.)
Humanity has witnessed its greatest scientific breakthrough yet: the cure for aging. Three injections and you’re immortal — not bulletproof or disease-proof, but you’ll never have to fear death by old age. For John Farrell, documenting the cataclysmic shifts to life after the cure becomes an obsession. Cure parties, cycle marriages, immortal livestock: the world is reveling in the miracles of eternal youth. But immortality has a sinister side, and when a pro-death terrorist explosion kills his newly-cured best friend, John soon realizes that even in a world without natural death, there is always something to fear. Now, John must make a new choice: run and hide forever, or stay and fight those who try to make immortal life a living hell. The e-book edition contains exclusive extra content – for those who want to find out even more consequences of the cure for aging.
Sounds like a solid project!! What do you think?