C. Robert Cargill

‘The Black Phone’ Writer C. Robert Cargill Discusses The Grabber’s Backstory and the Emotional Last-Minute Rewrite

[This story contains spoilers for The Black Phone.] It’s been 10 years since Sinister’s creative team delivered one of Blumhouse’s earliest low-budget success stories, but the trio of C. Robert Cargill, Scott Derrickson and Ethan Hawke have answered the call yet again with The Black Phone.More from The Hollywood Reporter'The Black Phone' Director Scott Derrickson Reveals a Last-Minute Change to the EndEvents of the Week: 'Thor: Love and Thunder,' 'Westworld' and More'The Black Phone' Director Scott Derrickson on Ethan Hawke's Serial Killer and His Scary Mask Blumhouse and Universal’s latest supernatural horror film opened to a stellar $23 million this past weekend,...
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How To Write A Scary Movie Scene, According To Sinister And Black Phone Writer C. Robert Cargill

Screenwriter C. Robert Cargill, co-writer of "The Black Phone" as well as "Sinister" and "Doctor Strange," runs one of the most encouraging Twitter accounts that an aspiring author can read. Cargill points out that perfecting one's craft will not happen if one never finishes a project. As he frequently likes to say: Just. Keep. Writing. A completed project can be adjusted. A project stymied by concerns over its structure and perfection will never see the light of day.

Doctor Strange 2: Why Scott Derrickson And C. Robert Cargill Left The Marvel Sequel

CinemaBlend participates in affiliate programs with various companies. We may earn a commission when you click on or make purchases via links. When Doctor Strange co-writer/director Scott Derrickson left the project that would eventually become Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the reasoning he officially gave was “creative differences.” It’s the oldest statement in the book, and it’s gained a reputation as shorthand for rather upsetting disagreements taking place. Co-writer C. Robert Cargill left alongside him at that same time, and not only can he confirm that the circumstances were as plain as they were stated, another project presented itself as an irresistible substitute.

C. Robert Cargill pays tribute to a sci-fi hero in robot apocalypse novel Day Zero

Robert Cargill's just-published science fiction novel Day Zero hinges on the relationship between a boy named Ezra and his tiger-resembling "nannybot" Pounce. "It's the eve of the robot revolution," the author and Doctor Strange coscreenwriter, 45., tells EW. "When everything hits the fan, it's up to a nannybot to decide whether he wants to join the revolution or protect the boy he loves."