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Scott Derrickson

Scott Derrickson

Scott Derrickson is the critically acclaimed director of the hit horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose, which he also co-wrote with his long-time writing partner Paul Harris Boardman. Two other feature films written by the duo, Devil's Knot and Paradise Lost, are currently in development with Derrickson attached to direct.

Derrickson and Boardman have also penned screenplays for Hellraiser: Inferno, which Derrickson went on to direct; Urban Legends: Final Cut, Kingdom Come for Sony Screen Gems; an untitled thriller for Universal Pictures, with Scott attached to direct; and a reworking of the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds for Universal.

Previously, Derrickson worked with Wim Wenders on creating the story for the German director's film The Land of Plenty.

Derrickson's other screenwriting credits (with Boardman) include Mindbender, The Mystic, and the adaptation of the novel Beware the Night for producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Derrickson graduated from Biola University in 1990 with a degree in Humanities, a second degree in Communications, and a minor in theological studies. In 1996, he graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters Degree in Film Production.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Scott Derrickson Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter

Selected Filmography

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