You looking for a kid-friendly live-action fantasy? Well, here’s a film that may fit the bill. Eli Roth has taken a break from the usual gorefest that is his standard fare and opted to take on the kid’s book adaptation, The House With a Clock in Its Walls.
The film stars Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, and interestingly enough, it kind of resembles the other Jack Black kid movie Goosebumps, which hit theaters a few years back. The movie does seem to be a fun ride, but I can’t help but have some reservations. Like, say, the Wachowskis, I don’t know if Roth really knows what kids like, and as a result, there seems to be some overly-childish humor at play here. Conversely, there do seem to be some really dark moments and an odd emphasis on the non-child characters here. So, I do look forward to seeing how this turns out, but am by no means devoid of skepticism.
Below is the official synopsis for The House With A Clock in Its Walls:
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.
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SOURCE: Universal Pictures