‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ writer-director Drew Goddard on an endangered species: an original movie from a Hollywood studio

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As a screenwriter and director, Drew Goddard has racked up a virtually unbroken string of success, whether scripting box-office hits like “Cloverfield,” “The Martian” and “World War Z” or directing the critically acclaimed 2012 horror-satire “The Cabin in the Woods.”

But in his own telling, he...