The Black Phone is a 2021 American supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and produced by Jason Blum. Written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, it is an adaptation of the 2004 short story of the same name by Joe Hill. The film stars Mason Thames as an abducted child who can communicate with the past victims of his kidnapper, portrayed by Ethan Hawke. In January 2020, Derrickson announced his departure from directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences with Marvel Studios. As a result, he decided to partner with Cargill on The Black Phone. The feature film was announced in October 2020, and filming began in February 2021. Principal photography took place for two months in North Carolina. The Black Phone had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 25, 2021. It is scheduled to be theatrically released by Universal Pictures on February 4, 2022. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for its faithfulness to the source material, Derrickson’s direction, and Hawke’s performance as the antagonist.
Ethan Hawke as “The Grabber” , Mason Thames as Finney Shaw, Madeleine McGraw as Gwen Shaw , Jeremy Davies as Mr. Shaw. James Ransone as Max
The Black Phone had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 25, 2021. It is scheduled to be theatrically released by Universal Pictures on February 4, 2022. It was originally scheduled to be released on January 28.