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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

‘The Black Phone 2’? Sequel Conversations Are Taking Place

With The Black Phone now available on VOD and Blu-ray, as well as streaming on Peacock, the film’s box office run is behind us, Scott Derrickson‘s latest scaring up $152.8 million worldwide this year. The movie’s production budget was only $18 million, so needless to say the Joe Hill adaptation has proven to be a massive hit for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse.

One smash hit success for the horror genre typically results in a sequel, so can we expect The Black Phone 2 in the near future? At the very least, conversations have taken place.

Derrickson tells, “There’s already a lot of conversation, a lot of pressure being put on it. I mean, the movie cost $18 million, and it’s going to ultimately make probably $160-170 million worldwide. So they want another one. Of course, they do.”

Universal and Blumhouse may be hungry to get The Black Phone 2 in the can, but how does Derrickson himself feel about a sequel? The Sinister and Doctor Strange filmmaker had told just a couple months back that he’s very much open to the idea.

Joe Hill pitched me a wonderful idea for a sequel to Black Phone that, if this movie does well, I’m gonna do it. He’s got a great idea, I really liked it,” Derrickson told the site back in June. “Joe’s very protective and personal about his material, but he came to me with the idea and I was like, ‘That’s how you do a sequel to Black Phone. That’s terrific.'”

Stay tuned for more as we learn it.

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Starring four-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke in the most terrifying role of his career and introducing Mason Thames in his first ever film role, The Black Phone is produced, directed, and co-written by Scott Derrickson, the writer-director of Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. 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’s screenplay is by Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange, Sinister franchise), based on the award-winning short story by Joe Hill from his New York Times bestseller 20th Century Ghosts. The film is produced by Derrickson & Cargill’s Crooked Highway and presented by Universal and Blumhouse. Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are producers on the film, which is executive produced by Ryan Turek and Christopher H. Warner.

Meagan wrote in her review of The Black Phone for Bloody Disgusting, “Derrickson and Cargill revive the same traits and structure of Sinister to transform Joe Hill’s short into a feature-length nightmare full of ghostly kids, violence, and a trio of unforgettable performances.”

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