Scott Derrickson Explains Why Ciaran Foy Was the Right Choice for Sinister 2 Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.20.2014
Derrickson was afraid Foy didn't want the job…
ShockTillYouDrop.com spoke with Sinister director Scott Derrickson, who commented on Ciaran Foy being chosen as the new director for Sinister 2. Derrickson is still serving a co-writer and producer for the sequel and campaigned for Foy to direct the sequel. Below are some highlights.
Derrickson on getting Foy as director: "I was afraid he wouldn't want to do this, but when he read the script, he was very matter-of-fact about it and said, 'I want to do this. This is a movie I should make.' There's a strange affinity between his shooting style and mine, first of all. When I was watching Citadel, I was thinking, 'Oh, that's how I would have done that scene.' He made that movie for $1.5 million with 16 locations, which I don't understand how he did that. He pulled off a difficult movie to do. Watching it multiple times and then speaking to him, I love his combination of humility and confidence. He's humble, but tremendously confident as an artist. He could create tension and take very seriously the artistry and craftsmanship of fimmaking, the aesthetics of a movie. That's a combo not many horror directors have."
Derrickson taking a different approach with the script for Sinister 2: "It's a completely different approach. The script was so hard to write because Cargill and I were determined to do a sequel that we wanted to see. And what we weren't going to do was, hey, another family, another box…same formula. Sinister 2 takes a different point of view, literally. When you see a sequel, you want to see an expanding mythology and an expanding point of view. It's very hard to do, but because we love the genre and seen so many horror franchises – mostly inferior ones – we're taking our best shot at making a worthy sequel."