Crooked Highway, the newly formed production company from Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister), has signed a first-look deal with Blumhouse Television. The production company already has several projects lined up for the collaboration. Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield) has been named President of Production for Crooked Highway, as well.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Scott, Cargill, and Sherryl into the Blumhouse family, to work with us in television,” Jason Blum said in a press release we just received. “We have had a lot of success collaborating in film, and they’ve brought some great material in to develop that we can’t wait to get in front of fans.”
That material includes three projects named in the statement from Crooked Highway and Blumhouse:
- Full Body Burden: Inspired by author Kristen Iversen’s book of the same name, this is the true story of a deadly government secret hidden in plain sight: the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant just outside of Denver, CO.
- Midnight Radio: An off-the-grid radio host begins to piece together the connections between various supernatural experiences described by his callers.
- The Devil’s Detective: A human investigator navigates the intricate bureaucracies of Hell to solve high-profile murder cases amid a populace of angels, demons, and the damned. Based on the novel of the same name by Simon Kurt Unsworth.
In addition to the television projects, Crooked Highway and Blumhouse are also producing a feature film titled The Black Phone based on a short story by Joe Hill from his collection 20th Century Ghosts.
“It was an easy, natural progression for us to collaborate further with Jason in television, given our success with Blumhouse on the feature side,” said Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill.
This could really be a perfect match considering the filmmakers’ previous projects. iHorror will keep you posted as we learn more about new projects from this new partnership.