Derrickson will also co-write the adapted screenplay with Robert Cargill. The duo teamed on the script for “Doctor Strange” and “Sinister.”
“Black Phone” is based on Joe Hill’s horror novella of the same name. The book revolves around a dead cinephile, a lonely kid, an eight-foot-tall locust and a man locked in a basement stained with the blood of murdered children. There’s also an old, disconnected telephone that rings at night with calls from the dead.
Mason Thames (“For All Mankind”) and Madeleine McGraw (“Toy Story 4”) will star in the film. Derrickson, Cargill and Blumhouse topper Jason Blum are producing the pic. Hill will serve as an executive producer.
Derrickson’s directing credits include “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” (2005), “Sinister” (2012), “Deliver Us From Evil” (2014) and the 2016 Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Doctor Strange,