The Black Phone Trailer Details

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Ethan Hawke is a soft-spoken and terrifying serial killer in Universal Pictures’ upcoming horror film “The Black Phone.” The film, which follows a young boy as he tries to escape his captor’s creepy, soundproof basement, promises to be one of the scariest outings of the summer.

“The Black Phone” is directed by Scott Derrickson, who co-wrote the screenplay with C. Robert Cargill. The film crew, which was also responsible for the terrifying film “Sinister”, immediately knew they wanted Hawke for the role. But in an interview with Total movie, Derrickson said the actor “told me before that he doesn’t play bad guys.” Yet he persisted. “I sent [Hawke] the script anyway, and that night he left me a voicemail with this threatening voice, and he said, ‘I’m going to kill you. . . . It’s going to hurt very, very badly,” Derrickson said. “It was a line in the script, and that’s how he let me know he was going to do it.”

In the same interview, Hawke explained why he joined the film. “What Jack Nicholson did in ‘The Shining’ is he taught the world how to see his malevolent side, how to see his madness,” he said. “And once you do it really well, the public doesn’t ignore it. It can be cumbersome baggage, and I think that’s what I was afraid of. But also, you know, there’s something a bit of a shamanic thing about my job, and the thought of inviting all that darkness into my life just wasn’t worth it before.”

Ahead, find out everything you need to know about “The Black Phone,” including the cast, plot, release date, and trailers.

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