Black Phone Creators Team Up For Supernatural Horror Movie Room 428
Fresh off the success of The black phone director Scott Derricksonhis long-time collaborating screenwriter C.Robert Cargilland producer sheryl clark are on board to produce Room 428 for Screen Gems, Deadline reported. Although plot details of the film are being kept under wraps, The unfortunate directors, brothers Brett and Drew Pierce are tapped to write and direct supernatural horror.
The project also marks the return to Screen Gems for Derrickson who has previously collaborated on features such as The Exorcism of Emily Rose and deliver us from evil with the workshop. The last film of the trio The black phone was directed by Derrickson with a script he co-wrote with Cargill. The film starring Ethan Hawke and beginner Mason Thames grossed $143 million at the box office on a budget of $16-18 million and currently has a Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes at 83%. Derrickson started working on The black phone after leaving Marvel Studios strange doctor after. Talk to Collider about his experience making the 2016 strange doctor film against something like The black phonehe explained,
I did the movie (Doctor Strange) that I wanted to do, but it’s different than when you’re talking about a smaller horror movie because then you’re really functioning as an author. It’s all about you.
The film is a supernatural thriller that sees a 13-year-old boy named Finney abducted by a masked killer and held in a soundproof basement. He finds a disconnected phone on the wall that starts ringing. On the other side are the voices of the killer’s previous victims who are adamant about freeing Finney. The commercial and critical success of the film seems to motivate the trio to produce another supernatural film.
The Pierce Brothers Recently Directed IFC’s Hit Horror Film The unfortunate featuring John Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Zara Mahler, and more. The film follows a teenager struggling with his parents’ divorce and confronts a millennial witch who has possessed the next door neighbor. The film took the top spot at the US box office for six consecutive weekends, becoming the first to hold the spot since James Cameron’s exit. Avatar in 2009. The film also became the Top 10 most-watched movies in the United States after its debut on Netflix. The duo also directed the 2011 zombie movie dead heads.
No further details on Room 428 are unfolding at this time. In the meantime, watch Derrickson’s interview below: