Universal Studios has released a new trailer for their upcoming adaptation of The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Based on the beloved children’s classic of the same name by Bellairs, the Eli Roth film stars Jack Black and Cate Blanchett in a spellbinding story of Lewis, a 10 year-old boy who goes to live with his Uncle, and discovers a secret world of warlocks and witches when he accidentally awakens the dead.
I’ve actually had quite a bit of fun with these trailers so far. I knew nothing of this film before the first trailer dropped a while back, but became very intrigued with this movie (and possible) franchise due to the fact that it includes Jack Black in a movie that feels like Goosebumps. He fits these roles perfectly, and if done correctly, it could be a really fun and entertaining time. Not to mention it co-stars a woman who can do absolutely no wrong with anything, ever. All hail Cate Blanchett.
Although it is a children’s book series, this movie is directed by Eli Roth. Now if you don’t recognize the name, let’s just say he’s known as a horror fanatic in the film world. It will no doubt feature those kid elements, as its a must, but with Roth behind the camera, expect a little bit more than just a magical adventure for kids across the world.
Check out the new trailer below and make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below! Have you heard of the books? How do you like the trailers? Interested at all? Also starring Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams and Sunny Suljic, Roth’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls arrives in theaters on September 21st.
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.