The Black Phone is on hold.
The latest horror vehicle from filmmaker Scott Derrickson–which debuted recently at Fantastic Fest–will now land in theaters Feb. 4, 2022 instead of its previously announced release date of Jan. 28, 2022, according to a report on JoBlo.com.
The Black Phone–helmed by Derrickson (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil) from a screenplay he wrote with C. Robert Cargill–is based on the 2004 short story by Joe Hill. The story takes place in a suburban Colorado town in the 1970s that has seen five children go missing.
Finney Shaw (Mason Thames) becomes the sixth victim when he is kidnapped by The Grabber (Ethan Hawke) and tossed into a soundproof basement. Finding a disconnected phone, Shaw discovers it has the eerie ability to transmit the voices of the past victims, who try to help him escape.
The film–from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures–also stars Jeremy Davies as Finney’s father, Madeleine McGraw as his sister Gwen and James Ransone as Max.
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