by: Sammy Mink
Jon Spaihts is in talks to pen DOCTOR STRANGE. He would be the latest in a long line of writers who have done passes at the project, including Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, David S. Goyer, Michael France, and Chuck Russell. The Marvel property centers on Dr. Stephen Strange, a young, arrogant surgeon with a promising career, who loses his ability to operate after a terrible accident. Despondent and suicidal, Dr. Strange seeks advice from a mystical being known as the Ancient One and learns that he is the newly designated Sorceror Supreme, responsible for protecting the planet from evil. Scott Derrickson is on board to direct the project and it’s been rumored that Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Leto, and Tom Hardy are all on the short list to star.
Spaihts is known for his sci-fi scripts “The Darkest Hour” and Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus.” Next up, Spaihts has signed on to pen sci-fi drama “Passengers,” “World War Robot” for Jerry Bruckheimer Films, and a reboot of “The Mummy” for Universal.