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Eli Roth to Direct ‘THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS’ Starring Jack Black

June 21, 2017

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Eli Roth is set to direct the big screen adaption of John Bellairs’ 1973 gothic mystery THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS, starring Jack Black. The book follows protagonist Lewis Barnavelt, was originally published with illustrations by Edward Corey.

Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke is set to adapt. The House with a Clock In its Walls is described as the following:

Lewis had always wanted to live in a house like Uncle Jonathan’s– full of marble fireplaces and secret passageways and dozens of unused, unexplored rooms. And living with Uncle Jonathan, a real wizard, was full of fun and surprises.

But while Uncle Jonathan practiced funny and comfortable white magic, the original owner of the old house, Isaac Izard, had been an evil sorcerer. Isaac Izard had devised a plan for bringing about the end of the world. Somewhere in the walls of the house he had hidden a clock. Every night Lewis and Uncle Jonathan could hear it ticking– sometimes loud, sometimes soft– marking off the minutes until doomsday.

Lewis knew thy had to find the clock before it was too late. Then he decided to dabble in a little magic of his won, and their time almost ran out.

Set up at Amblin Entertainment, the film has Brad Fisher and James Vanderbilt producing alongside Kripke. Late Kalogridis, Tracey Nyberg and William Sherak executive producing.

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