In this dark and creepy trailer for Universal Pictures’ The House With a Clock in its Walls gives us a look into a world of magic and mystery.
The film is based on a goth horror novel of the same name written by John Bellairs, about a young boy Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black). Weird things soon start to happen in the house and around town. Alongside Jonathan and his intriguing neighbor Mrs. Zimmerman (Academy-Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett), Lewis embarks on a fantastical adventure to prevent evil from taking over the world.
The House With a Clock in its Walls also stars Renée Elise Goldsberry (Alerted Carbon, Hamilton), Kyle MacLachlan, and Colleen Camp. Directed by famed horror director Eli Roth and written by Eric Kripke, creator of hit TV show Supernatural, The House With a Clock in its Walls enters theaters on September 21, 2018.
Press release below:
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, Lorenza Izzo 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, Laeta Kalogridis and Mark McNair, The House with a Clock in Its Walls will be released by Universal Pictures. www.housewithaclock.com
Cast: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic and Kyle MacLachlan
Directed by: Eli Roth
Writer: Eric Kripke
Based on the Novel by: John Bellairs
Produced by: Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt, Eric Kripke
Executive Producers: William Sherak, Tracey Nyberg, Laeta Kalogridis, Mark McNair
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