We hoped it was coming, we pestered Jason Blum on Twitter to know… Now it’s a reality!
The Black Phone, one of the biggest and most unexpected horror hits of 2022, will receive a sequel on June 27 2025.
The Black Phone was adapted by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargil from a best-selling short story by Joe Hill. It details a young boy named Finney who falls into the clutches of a child murderer named The Grabber. Whilst imprisoned in a basement, the spirits of previous victims guide Finney to survival by calling an old, disconnected phone.
With the 2022 original garnering critical acclaim, particularly for the performances of Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, and Madeleine McGraw, it’s little wonder the story is set to continue.
Although author Joe Hill had written his story as a stand-alone outing, he has since said that the resultant adaption has inspired him to continue the tale. Chiefly, Hill says his inspiration comes from the imagery of The Grabber’s chilling masks. Furthermore, Hill has also said that he has discussed ideas with Derrickson and Cargill and will be working closely with them on the follow-up.
Although it’s too early to know anything of plot details, Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum has hinted that the unexpected success of The Black Phone has spurred him to focus on it as his company’s newest franchise. This hints that Blum hopes for a lot more than one sequel, but only time will tell.
We will be following this exciting announcement closely and report any further developments on this much-anticipated sequel.