Director Scott Derrickson returns to his roots and collaborates again with the most important brand of the genre, Blumhouse, for a new horror thriller, Black Phone. Finney Shaw, a shy but intelligent 13-year-old boy, is kidnapped by a sadistic killer who locks him in a soundproof basement where screams are of little use. When a disconnected phone starts ringing on the wall, Finney finds she can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they’re determined to make sure what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.
With the four-time Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke in the most terrifying role of his career and for the first time on the big screen Mason Thames, Black Phone is produced, directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson, director and screenwriter of Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Doctor Strange from Marvel.
The screenplay for the film is by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange, the Sinister saga), based on Joe Hill’s award-winning short story from his New York Times bestseller “20th Century Ghosts”. The film is produced by Derrickson and Cargill’s Crooked Highway and presented by Universal and Blumhouse. Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are the producers of the film, while the executive producers are Ryan Turek and Christopher H. Warner.