Chris Evans is being considered for the lead role in Skydance Media’s paranormal thriller, Bermuda. In an ironic twist, Scott Derrickson replaces the original director, Sam Raimi.
Chris Evans is in the running for the lead role in Skydance Media’s paranormal thriller, Bermuda according to The Hollywood Reporter. This project has been kicking around since 2018 when Sam Raimi was attached with Ryan Reynolds.
In the irony department, Scott Derrickson, who recently vacated the director’s spot in Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be taking over for Raimi. Originally, the premise of Bermuda revolved around Dr. Fisk, a theoretical physicist who is tasked with finding out why a nuclear submarine disappeared while doing maneuvers in the Triangle.
Utilizing his Grandfather’s research, he opens a wormhole allowing him to travel to another dimension where he discovers an island inhabited by people that went missing in the waters off of Bermuda. Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard penned the script but Derrickson and Robert C. Cargill are expected to do rewrites.
While it would have been interesting to see Reynolds and Raimi together, Derrickson and Evans should be a powerhouse match-up. Both veterans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Bermuda could end up being a box office hit.
The former Captain America, is a busy actor who is in contention to play Dr. Orin Scrivello for Greg Berlanti’s take on Little Shop of Horrors. For those of you that remember the 1986 Rick Moranis film, Evans will be stepping into the role that Steve Martin originated in the movie version of the hit Broadway musical.
We will keep you updated on Bermuda as more information becomes available.
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