Two former MCU alumni are looking to team up for a non-superhero movie. Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) has reportedly signed on to direct Skydance’s long-in-development Bermuda triangle adventure movie, and the former Captain America himself Chris Evans is circling the lead role.
The project has struggled to get off the ground for some time, with Sam Raimi at one point close to signing on to direct. Derrickson will reportedly rewrite the script with his writing partner C. Robert Cargill and also exec produce. Despite their MCU links, Derrickson and Evans have never worked together.
Plot details are pretty sparse. All we know is that the film will be set in the mysterious patch of the Caribbean where planes and ships have gone missing over the years. Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers – themselves MCU alumni, having penned Spider-Man: Homecoming and Ant-Man & The Wasp – wrote the latest draft of the script.
No studio is currently attached – probably because the project has sat in development hell as Skydance has been working on it since 2013 – but if Evans does indeed sign on, plenty of them will jump at the chance to distribute Bermuda. Especially considering that Evans is coming off a monster 2019 that included the biggest film of all time – Avengers: Endgame – and the highly successful Knives Out.
He’ll next be seen in the Apple series Defending Jacob, which drops in April. Derrickson was on board to return to the MCU and direct the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, but walked away from the project in January.