Universal and Blumhouse’s The Black Phone has finally arrived on VOD after a successful theatrical run, and talks of a sequel are already taking place.
The film grossed an impressive $152.8 million worldwide from a budget of only $18 million.
With numbers like that, it comes as no suprise that a sequel is being discussed.
In a recent interview, the film’s director Scott Derrickson revealed that talks are underway to bring a sequel to life:
“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.”
Derrickson, who also directed Sinister and Doctor Strange, has previously given his thoughts on a potential sequel:
“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. 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.’”
The Black Phone follows Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, who 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.
Ethan Hawke stars as the sadistic child killer known as The Grabber, alongside Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw.
The Black Phone is now available on VOD, Blu-ray, and Peacock.