Ethan Hawke is not any stranger to the horror style. From The Purge to Sinister, Hawke has introduced his Oscar-worthy performing chops into the spooky realm. However now, he’s not taking part in the nice man or the heroic dad. No, in his latest movie The Black Telephone, he’s a sadistic kidnapper and assassin with a style for younger kids.
Within the newly launched trailer, we get glimpses of a pale, bare-faced Hawke who dons a black tophat and drives a black van. However we solely see his full face briefly because of the character’s penchant for terrifying masks. That is Hawke as we’ve by no means seen him earlier than and my physique is prepared.
Watch The Black Telephone trailer now:
Take a look at the movie’s full synopsis:
Finney Shaw, a shy however intelligent 13-year-old boy, is kidnapped by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement the place screaming is of little use. When a disconnected telephone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s earlier victims. And they’re lifeless set on ensuring that what occurred to them doesn’t occur to Finney.
The trailer additionally hints at a psychic connection between Finney’s good friend and the killer’s victims. Whereas Finney is trapped inside that basement, she is making an attempt to assist discover him by way of her visions. Plus, Hawke is watching Finney like, effectively, a hawk, even sleeping in a chair to ensure the boy doesn’t escape.
Mason Thames performs Finney in his first-ever movie position, and what an introduction to the world of movie.
Scott Derrickson directed The Black Telephone, which marks his second time working with Hawke. They beforehand labored collectively on the primary Sinister movie. Derrickson additionally directed The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Marvel’s Physician Unusual.
Derrickson co-wrote the movie’s screenplay with frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill. It’s based mostly on the award-winning quick story by Joe Hill from his New York Occasions bestseller 20th Century Ghosts. Derrickson & Cargill’s Crooked Freeway produce the movie and introduced by Common and Blumhouse. Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are producers on the movie. Ryan Turek and Christopher H. Warner function govt producers.