In an exclusive with Deadline, it was announced that Marvel is currently in negotiations to get Jon Spaihts to write the upcoming Doctor Strange film. Spaihts is known for currently writing the upcoming The Mummy reboot as well as being the first writer for the Prometheus. The film has been in development hell for quite some time, and back in 2010, Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer were both hired on to write the film.
However, it seems as though this film's ducks are finally in a row, as Scott Derrickson signed on to direct the film at the beginning of June. In addition, Deadline reports they have a "short list of actors" which includes Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch. There's also rumors of Jared Leto on that list as well.
What does Spaihts have to say about this?
It seems like Doctor Strange will be in good hands. Well, at least better functioning hands than Dr. Stephen Strange.