Having made a name for himself as the filmmaker behind horror movies like Sinister, deliver us from evil, Y Emily Rose’s exorcismScott Derrickson seemed like the perfect director to bring Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness to the screens. However, despite working on the original doctor strange film, Derrickson walked away from the sequel due to creative differences, and that meant he was able to focus on his meeting with actor Ethan Hawke in the black phone. With early reviews praising the haunting horror flick, the director has broached the possibility of a sequel, and it looks like author Joe Hill already has an idea in mind.
The film is based on the short story by horror writer and Stephen King’s son Joe Hill, and the synopsis reads: “Finney Shaw, a shy but intelligent 13-year-old boy, is kidnapped by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement. where yelling is of little use. When an unplugged phone on the wall starts ringing, Finney finds he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they’re dead set on making sure what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.”
When it comes to a potential follow-up movie, Derrickson recently spoke with ComicBook.com and revealed that while nothing is set in stone, Hill pitched a sequel idea that he’s very much on board with. He said:
“Joe Hill presented me with a wonderful idea for a sequel to Black Phone which if this movie does well I will do it. You have a great idea, I really liked it. Joe is very protective and personal with his material but he came to me with the idea and I was like, ‘This is how you do a Black Phone sequel. That’s great.'”
Ethan Hawke says the black phone it’s more frightening than sinister
Ethan Hawke and Scott Derrickson have brought horror to movie screens before in Sinisterbut in a recent interview, Hawke claimed that the black phone it’s even scarier than the 2012 horror flick. Considering the film was roundly praised by audiences, if not critics, for its terrifying premise, Hawkes says fans of dark and unsettling cinema will be in for a treat. He said slashfilm:
“Making a good horror movie is a lot like solving a geometry problem. There’s math in a building. It has to be simple enough, complicated enough. cuts. There’s just a math. Scott is a very classy filmmaker. I feel like this script was even better than Sinister, and it’s more mature cinema. He makes good movies. If you love acting, you want to be with serious filmmakers because it gives you a chance. .”
the black phone comes from regular horror production company Blumhouse and is distributed by Universal Pictures. The film opens in theaters June 24 and stars Hawke alongside Mason Thames, Madeline McGraw and Jeremy Davies.