Universal/Blumhouse’s Black Phone will now be answered by moviegoers in the summer. The studio is pushing the Ethan Hawke horror thriller from Feb. 4, 2022 to June 24, 2022. Universal already had the date blocked off for an untitled Blumhouse movie.
Black Phone follows a 13-year old boy, who after being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims.
Deadline reports the film will be up against Warner Bros.’ Baz Luhrmann movie Elvis. Sony’s Where the Crawdads Sings recently departed the summer date.
Scott Derrickson directs and co-wrote Black Phone with C. Robert Cargill off Joe Hill’s short story from his New York Times bestseller 20th Century Ghosts. Black Phone leaves behind Lionsgate’s Moonfall and Paramount’s Jackass Forever on Feb. 4.