Ethan Hawke first entered the Blumhouse sphere of influence with 2012's Sinister, directed by Scott Derrickson. The actor, director and production company are all working together again for a new horror, The Black Phone.
Derrickson wrote the film with regular collaborator C. Robert Cargill, and the script adapts Joe Hill's short story. Appearing in his 20th Century Ghosts collection, it sees a man locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead…
The adaptation was set up at Blumhouse last year and cameras are scheduled to start rolling next month, featuring Jeremy Davies, Madeleine McGraw and Mason Thomas.