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Jack Black & Eli Roth Plan The House With a Clock In Its Walls

June 21, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eli Roth is set to direct the big screen adaptation of John Bellairs‘ 1973 gothic mystery with Jack Black set to star. Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke wrote the script; here is the official synopsis of the book…

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 they had to find the clock before it was too late. Then he decided to dabble in a litte magic of his own, and their time almost ran out.