Scott Derrickson’s ‘The Black Phone’ Scores An Early 2022 Release Date

April 28, 2021

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Scott Derrickson, that is a name you should be very familiar with, after all, he is the writer-director behind The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister, Deliver Us from Evil, and Doctor Strange. Derrickson is back with the upcoming horror The Black Phone which is currently in post-production and now has an early 2022 release date!

Ethan Hawke (Sinister) and James Ransone (SinisterIt: Chapter Two) lead the cast that also includes Jeremy Davies (“Hannibal”), Mason Thames (For All Mankind), and Madeleine McGraw (American Sniper).
In the film, “Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.”

Derrickson and Robert Cargill (Bermuda, Doctor Strange, Sinister), who the director often collaborates with, adapted the script that is based on a short story by Joe Hill.


Derrickson and Cargill are producing along with Jason Blum of Blumhouse, with Joe Hill executive producing. The Crooked Highway Productions film is presented by Universal and Blumhouse.


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