Starting July 15th, you’ll be able to watch The Black Phone at home, according to the news from Blumhouse. There hasn’t been a price revealed just yet, but accessing a movie digitally right after it hits theaters usually runs about $20 or $25. You can check out the announcement below!
The Black Phone is heading to your home TV after a few great weekends at the box office. It’s far earlier than some moviegoers might have anticipated that Scott Derrickson’s highly regarded new thriller will be available on video on-demand services, especially in light of how well it did at the box office. Blumhouse disclosed on Monday in the late afternoon that The Black Phone would be made accessible via VOD on Friday.
“Joe Hill pitched me a wonderful idea for a sequel to Black Phone that, if this movie does well, I’m gonna do it. He’s got a great idea, I really liked it,” Derrickson told ComicBook.com earlier this year. “Joe’s very protective and personal about his material, but he came to me with the idea and I was like, ‘That’s how you do a sequel to Black Phone. That’s terrific.’” There has been no word yet as to whether or not The Black Phone will get a sequel, but that news wouldn’t be too surprising given how well the film has been doing in theaters.
The Black Phone takes place in the 1970s stars Ethan Hawke as a serial kidnapper and killer that has been nicknamed The Grabber. The film also stars Mason Thames in his first-ever film role, playing main character Finney Shaw, who gets abducted by the Grabber and must find a way to escape his clutches. In addition to directing, Derrickson wrote the screenplay alongside longtime collaborator C. Robert Cargill. The film is based on a short story by Joe Hill. Speaking of Hill, the beloved horror writer actually had an idea for a sequel to The Black Phone, and Derrickson hopes to turn that into a second film in the series.
Disney+ has not one, but two massive blockbusters being added to its lineup next month as part of the Premier Access program. Black Widow, the first Marvel Studios movie in nearly two years, will arrive on July 9th, followed by Jungle Cruise on July 30th. Smack in the middle of those two events will be the Season 1 finale of Loki.
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HBO Max continues its day-and-date rollout of Warner Bros. movies in July with perhaps one of the most anticipated titles from the studio in 2021. LeBron James teams up with the Tune Squad for Space Jam: A New Legacy, arriving on July 16th. Over on Netflix, July will bring new shows like Masters of the Universe: Revelation and Resident Evil, along with the second seasons of Outer Banks and I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson.