Scott Derrickson To Direct Blumhouse’s Adaptation of Joe Hill’s THE BLACK PHONE

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson’s Sinister was recently crowned the scariest horror movie ever according to a heart-rate study. And today he’ll reteam with Blumhouse to helm their upcoming adaptation of Joe Hill’s The Black Phone.

Discussing Film also reveals that Derrickson will produce with Jason Blum and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Sinister 2, Doctor Strange) who will write the screenplay.

The film is expected to follow Hill’s original short story which tells the tale of a guy who is kidnapped and thrown in a basement stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children. With him in his subterranean cell is an antique phone, long since disconnected…but which rings at night, anyway, with calls from the dead.

While it’s unknown when The Black Phone will shoot or be released, we do know Derrickson is busy after exiting Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness. In fact, Derrickson (Deliver Us from Evil) and Cargill are also developing Labyrinth 2 with (maybe) Jennifer Connelly, and Bermuda Triangle with (maybe) Chris Evans.

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