Eli Roth’s new project is rather surprisingly coming in the form of a spooky family film. This year, the director is leaving behind gratuitous violence for haunted house mystery The House With A Clock In Its Walls, based on the children’s gothic horror novel of the same name by John Bellairs.
The first trailer has finally landed, and we’re so far impressed. We’re getting strong Goosebumps vibes, and they’re not just coming from Jack Black in a dress shirt. Check it out:
And here’s the poster:
You can read the synopsis for the film here:
In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls, from Amblin Entertainment. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.
Based on the beloved children’s classic written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is directed by master frightener Eli Roth and written by Eric Kripke (creator of TV’s Supernatural). Co-starring Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams and Sunny Suljic, it is produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Brad Fischer (Shutter Island) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), as well as Kripke.
Executive produced by William Sherak, Tracey Nyberg and Laeta Kalogridis, The House with a Clock in Its Walls will be released by Universal Pictures.
The House With A Clock In Its Walls is in UK cinemas from 28 September 2018. Get all the latest fantasy news with every issue of SciFiNow.