The Black Phone Releasing Date
In anticipation of Blumhouse’s highly-anticipated horror-thriller The Black Phone, which stars Ethan Hawke as a sadistic killer, Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for the film. In theaters on June 24, the film will compete directly with Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic, which will be released on the same day.
A terrifying character played by Ethan Hawke, who kidnaps a young boy named Finney and imprisons him in a soundproof basement with only a broken phone, is further highlighted in the video. When Finney manages to communicate with the killer’s previous victims, who are determined to assist him in his escape, the seemingly impossible occurs.
Take a look at the trailer for The Black Phone in the player below:
The Black Phone Trailer
Aside from Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke, the film also stars Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw, both of whom are up-and-coming young actresses. James Ransone, Jeremy Davies, Brady Hepner, Jacob Moran, and Jordan Isaiah White will be joining them on the road. It brings Derrickson and Cargill back together with Ethan Hawke and James Ransone, with whom they previously collaborated on the 2012 film Sinister.
In accordance with the official synopsis, “the film tells the story of Finney Shaw, a shy but bright 13-year-old boy who is abducted by a sadistic killer and held captive in a soundproof basement.” In the course of investigating a ringing phone on the wall, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. In addition, they are determined to ensure that what happened to them does not occur to Finney.”
Adapted from an award-winning short story by Joe Hill from his New York Times bestseller 20th Century Ghosts, the film is directed by Scott Derrickson from a screenplay that he co-wrote with long-time collaborator C. Robert Cargill. The story is based on a screenplay that Derrickson and Cargill wrote together.
In addition to Hill, Derrickson, Cargill, and Jason Blum are producing The Black Phone, with Derrickson serving as an executive producer. It is a co-production between Blumhouse and Crooked Highway Productions, with Blumhouse serving as the executive producer.