While it remains to be seen of Cate Blanchett will join Jack Black in Eli Roth‘s horror flick The House With A Clock In It for Sony Pictures. We have confirmation that film will indeed shoot in Atlanta this fall.
The film’s script was written by Eric Kripke which is an adaptation of the novel by John Bellairs.
Lewis Barnavelt, after losing his parents, is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is a warlock, and enters a world of magic and sorcery. But this power is not limited to good people: Lewis learns of Isaac Izzard, an evil wizard who wanted to cause the Apocalypse so that he could see what happened afterwards. To do this, he constructed a magical clock with black magic, as long as it exists it will keep ticking, counting down to doomsday. He died before he could finish the clock, but he hid the clock in his house, where Uncle Jonathan now lives. Now Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it’s too late, and before Isaac’s wife Selena gets to it.
Two separate production listings place the film in Atlanta (plus surrounding area) and one going as far as suggesting a September 9th start date, but I’m curious if that is for set construction and not actually lensing. New production starts we’ve been receiving seem to be more about crew schedules, not photography.
The location isn’t entirely shocking since Sony/Jack Black shot Jumanji and Goosebumps in Georgia previously. The state has become a massive hub for studio projects of all sizes.
Also, our friends at ProjectCasting have picked up on the Sony project beginning to hire crew members via the Georgia state film office website. Which further cements the location being a lock.
The House With A Clock In Its Wall is currently without a release date.
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