Announced this afternoon, Scott Derrickson‘s (Sinister, Doctor Strange) new horror movie The Black Phone will World Premiere at Fantastic Fest, running from September 23rd – 30th.
The Black Phone will release in theaters on January 28, 2022, and today’s press release for the Fantastic Fest lineup provides us with the first image from the Universal/Blumhouse movie. It gives us a sneak peek preview of star Ethan Hawke as “The Grabber,” a sadistic killer.
In The Black Phone…
“After being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims.”
Derrickson and frequent collaborator Robert Cargill (Bermuda, Doctor Strange, Sinister) adapted the script based on Joe Hill’s short story.
Ethan Hawke (Sinister) and James Ransone (Sinister, It: Chapter Two) lead the cast, which also includes Jeremy Davies (“Hannibal”), Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw.
Derrickson, Cargill and Jason Blum, for Blumhouse, are producing the film. Universal and Blumhouse will present the Crooked Highway Productions. Joe Hill is an executive producer.