The Black Phone is a forthcoming American horror movie directed by Scott Derrickson and adapted by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill from Joe Hill’s short story of the same name from 2004. Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, and Mason Thames appear in the picture, which is produced by Derrickson, Cargill, and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions.
Universal Pictures will release the film on January 28, 2022.
The Black Phone (2022) Synopsis
Finney Shaw is kidnapped and held captive in a soundproof cellar by a serial murderer. Shaw finds the capacity of a disconnected phone to broadcast the voices of the killer’s prior victims, who try to help him escape, after discovering it.
- Director: Scott Derrickson
- Writers: Scott Derrickson (screenplay) C. Robert Cargill (screenplay) Joe Hill (short story)
- Genres: Drama, Horror
- Country of origin: United States
- Language: English
- Filming locations: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
- Production companies: Blumhouse Productions, Universal Pictures
- Mason Thames as Finney Shaw
- Ethan Hawke as the kidnapper
- Jeremy Davies
- James Ransone as Max
- Madeleine McGraw as Gwen
- Brady Hepner
- Jacob Moran
- Jordan Isaiah White
When Scott Derrickson chose to produce The Black Phone with his regular collaborator C. Robert Cargill, he was working with Marvel Studios on the Doctor Strange sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Because of Derrickson’s Marvel obligations, Cargill began exploring for alternative directors to direct the picture. As a result, Derrickson requested that Cargill postpone The Black Phone until he could direct it; Cargill agreed and vowed to wait. Soon after, Derrickson had a creative disagreement with Marvel and departed to concentrate on The Black Phone instead. In October 2020, it was announced that Derrickson will helm a Blumhouse Productions adaptation of Joe Hill’s short tale “The Black Phone,” based on a script co-written by Derrickson and Cargill, with Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw slated to appear. Jeremy Davies and Ethan Hawke were cast in unknown roles in January 2021. Under the working title Static, principal filming for The Black Phone began on February 9, 2021, at EUE/Screen Gems in Wilmington, North Carolina, and in the surrounding counties of New Hanover, Brunswick, and Columbus. James Ransone joined the cast the following month, and production wrapped on March 27.
Universal Pictures is set to release The Black Phone in theaters on January 28, 2022.
The Black Phone Release Dates
|Portugal||27 January 2022|
|Lithuania||28 January 2022|
|Turkey||28 January 2022|
|USA||28 January 2022|
|Sweden||4 February 2022|
Also Known As (AKA)
|(original title)||The Black Phone|
|USA||The Black Phone|