Universal Pictures has finally revealed the official trailer for Blumhouse’s newest horror-thriller film The Black Phone, which hails from Sinister duo Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on February 4, 2022.
The Black Phone trailer, which you can check out in the player below, teases Ethan Hawke’s most terrifying role of his career as he portrays the role of a sadistic killer called The Grabber. The video begins with the abduction of his latest victim, who has found a way to potentially save himself from the killer by communicating with the previous dead victims through the disconnected phone in his cell. As they teach him things that would help him survive, his sister in the outside world gets unexpected visions that will help the police locate him.
The Black Phone is directed by Scott Derrickson from a screenplay he co-wrote with long-time collaborator C. Robert Cargill, based on the award-winning short story by Joe Hill from his New York Times bestseller 20th Century Ghosts.
“The film tells the story of Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, who is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement,” reads the official synopsis. “When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.”
The film is led by Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke along with up-and-coming young actors Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw. Joining them are James Ransone, Jeremy Davies, Brady Hepner, Jacob Moran, and Jordan Isaiah White. It reunites Derrickson, and Cargill with Ethan Hawke and James Ransone, who all worked together on 2012’s Sinister.
The Black Phone is being produced by Derrickson, Cargill, and Jason Blum, with Hill serving as an executive producer. It is a co-production between Blumhouse and Crooked Highway Productions.