Scott Derrickson scored a big hit with The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, but his move into big budget filmmaking with The Day The Earth Stood Still didn’t work out so well, but he’s recently scored another significant success with Sinister. Now Deadline reports he’s sticking with the Sinister production team and taking on an adaptation of Stephen King’s novella The Breathing Method.
The tale is a only part of the anthology Different Season that hasn’t made it to the screen before (others became the likes of The Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, and Stand By Me). It follows Dr. Emlyn McCarron, who recounts an experience during the 1930s when he helped a young woman give birth to an illegitimate child. However during the birth things go horrible wrong. The name of the story comes from a book that Dr. McCarron wrote about helping women through childbirth, which is how the main female character in the story comes to find him.
Scott Teems will come up with the script, and once that’s done they’ll seek financing.