By WECT Staff | January 28, 2021 at 3:26 PM EST – Updated January 28 at 3:50 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Don’t answer the phone. The next horror movie to dial up Wilmington will star Ethan Hawke and begin production in February.
According to a news release from Blumhouse Productions, Hawke has joined the cast of “The Black Phone” and will reunite with director Scott Derrickson for the first time since the pair collaborated on the 2012 horror movie, “Sinister.”
A description of the short states that the main character, John Finney, is locked in a bloodstained basement and in the cellar is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but rings at night with calls from the dead.
Crews will begin filming interior and exterior scenes at a home on Shirley Drive on Feb. 9. The movie will be using the working title of “Static.”
Blumhouse Productions is no stranger to the Port City.
“Halloween Kills” was shot at multiple locations throughout the Wilmington area in 2019 and was initially set to be released on Oct, 16, 2020, but was pushed back to Oct. 15, 2021, due to COVID-19.
It’s unclear where the final installment of the new Halloween trilogy, “Halloween Ends,” will film. A spokesperson for Blumhouse on Thursday said that a filming date and location remains undecided.
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