Stephen King is not the author of black phonethe story on which Scott Derrickson’s film was based, but who made it was a person very close to him: his son Joe Hill That is precisely why Stephen King has already seen the feature film and compared it with his Stand By Me.
To tell it was Scott Derrickson himself who said:
I know Joe Hill showed the movie to his father, Stephen King, who apparently loved it. His comment on was ‘it’s a Stand By Me in Hell’, and I think that’s a good thing.
The screenplay for the film is by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, based on Joe Hill’s award-winning short story from his New York Times bestselling “20th Century Ghosts.” The film is produced by Derrickson and Cargill’s Crooked Highway and presented by Universal and Blumhouse. Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are the producers of the film, while the executive producers are Ryan Turek and Christopher H. Warner.
This is the official summary:
Finney Shaw, a shy but intelligent 13-year-old boy, is kidnapped by a sadistic killer who locks him in a soundproofed basement where screaming is of no use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney finds she can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they’re determined to make sure what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.
Black Phone will hit theaters on June 23.
Source: Lega Nerd