The original cast from The Black Phone including Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, and Miguel Mora are all returning for the currently untitled sequel, as was first reported by Deadline.
The first movie was directed by Scott Derrickson and co-written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill based on a short story of the same name by Joe Hill. In The Black Phone, Finney (Thames), a clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic serial killer, the Grabber (Hawke), and locked in a soundproof basement with little hope of being found. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney is offered the help from the voices of the Grabber’s previous victims so Finney can avoid the same fate.
Derrickson and Cargill are penning the script for the sequel as well as producing alongside Blumhouse, though there’s no official word as to a director just yet.
The Black Phone films are the eighth and ninth collaborations between Blumhouse and Hawke with previous entries includingThe Purge, In a Valley of Violence, Adopt a Highway, Hamlet, Stockholm, and Sinister 1 & 2 where Hawke also worked with Derrickson.
The sequel is set for a June 27, 2025 theatrical premiere.