Jason Blum has claimed that the upcoming Blumhouse and Universal project The Black Phone, which is an adaptation of the horror short story by Joe Hill from director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange), could be Derrickson’s best movie so far.
“Is definitely one of the creepiest movies we’ve ever done. Scott thinks it is his best movie. I’m such a fan of Scott’s…I really like all of his movies. I loved Sinister but I will certainly say it is one of his best movies. Maybe the best movie he has ever made,” Blum said in an interview with Collider.
The Black Phone follows a “kidnapped kid who finds himself in a soundproof basement surrounded by the remains of other victims. When night falls, the antique — and disconnected — telephone in the room begins to ring with the calls from the dead.”
The Black Phone features a cast including James Ransone (IT Chapter Two) and Ethan Hawke as the kidnapper– who are both reuniting with the director after appearing in the Sinister franchise – alongside Mason Thames (For All Mankind), Madeleine McGraw (Toy Story 4) and Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan).
Derrickson’s frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange, Sinister) has adapted the script, while Derrickson, Cargill and Blum are producing the film.
The Black Phone is currently scheduled to release on January 28th, 2022.