Update: The Wrap’s initial story was incorrect, Paul Boardman co-wrote the script with Derrickson.
Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day The Earth Stood Still) has signed on to direct the paranormal police thriller, Beware the Night and will also be re-writing the script, a representative for Derrickson reveals to TheWrap.
Familiar territory for Derrickson, “The story is set in a paranormal world and follows a New York police officer investigating real life demon possessions, exorcisms and werewolves after dark.”
The lead role was offered to Mark Wahlberg who passed on the project, according to a rep for Screen Gems, which is producing the film. The project also reportedly involves Jerry Bruckheimer and Walt Disney.
Last year, Derrickson signed on to direct Two Eyes Starring, a remake of the Dutch thriller, Zwart Water with Charlize Theron for Summit Entertainment.