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The House with a Clock in Its Wall

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    Jack Black, Cate Blanchett
    Family Horror Film
    Directed by Eli Roth
    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.
     
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    That looks really fun and gives me a great vibe of Mystic Manor and Haunted Mansion, combined into one movie.

    Really excited to see what Jack Black and Blanchett do with eachother's personas, and I am curious to see how Eli Roth goes Family.
     
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    this is gonna be a seven degrees of haunted mansion here but.This movie is based on a 70s Gothic horror children's book which was later adapted to a Halloween special with three segments featuring this book as one of them.The host of the special was Vincent price who as we all know voiced the ghost host.
    if you want to watch the special its on you tube its
    Vincent Price's Once Upon a Midnight Scary
    the clock in the walls starts at 23min
     
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    I kinda hope this is extremely good and successful so we can get a ride...because this looks ride worthy for universal.
     
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    New footage today at CinemaCon showed definite franchise material and merchandise opportunities.
     
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    Finally saw the trailer for this at the theater and I’m pretty excited about It. Universal could do its own haunted mansion with this. And put it in the South Park NEXT TO DRACULAS CASTLE.

    Okay I’ll see myself out
     
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    New trailer

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    God this looks great.

    Can't wait to see it in theaters.
     
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    Eli Roth explains his ideas and focuses on the film through this trailer commentary....he stated that he went as scary as he was able to go with this film
     
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    The film currently is still in editing but Spielberg and Cate Blanchet have both watched the film and given it high praise according to Eli Roth.

    Cate had the best quote. She’s like, “Your movie is a mixture: the lunacy and fun of Gremlins, the heart of E.T., the beauty of Barry Lyndon. And then it goes into Virginia Woolf at some point.”

    And when he (Spielberg) saw the movie, he said, “Eli, you really did it. You really made a true Amblin movie. It’s not mocking or beholden to something before it, yet it feels like it’s in the tradition of those. You’re really carrying the torch.” It was pretty magical.
    Eli Roth on ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’

    Additionally attached only to this film for first week at IMAX 3D showing for the first time ever.....Michael Jackson Thriller Remastered in Imax 3D.

     
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    I'm cautiously optimistic about this. If they have genuinely made a family-friendly scary movie that still has a bit of edge and works for adults (in the GREMLINS style, tonally), it could be a lot of fun.
     
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    I'm really digging everything about this movie so far! It's like The Haunted Mansion meets a bit of Nightmare Before Christmas.. um.. weird question.. am I the only one who could picture this film as a musical? Lol
     
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    If Thriller is attached, then I WILL be watching it in IMAX.
     
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    Since thriller 3D is solely attached to this film...

    As well as two tv spots



    Currently tracking for a 22 million to 30 million domestic opening with a domestic box office total of 80 million USD. Its expected to have long legs with a lot more tracking near the halloween season.

    The filmed premiered two days ago in London with an much better synopsis....I will post in spoilers for those who wish to see this film blind as well more about the film from the cast



    Eli Roth already has a sequel written with the cast already on board and ready and hoping the film is a success
     
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    This is reminding me a lot of the recent Goosebumps movie, which is pretty weird since Black won't be in the new sequel to that.
     
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    Oh my lord...look at all those practicals....now I really want a dark ride

     
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    Could make a nice counter to Haunted Mansion for Universal.
     
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    I thought he will be in the sequel? I heard that the entire cast was returning.
     
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    God this film makes me so giddy, the more and more I see it.

    Planning on seeing it for Opening Weekend, as I am completely sold on this film.
     
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    It was originally reported that Black would return, until Sony announced that no one from the original would be back.
     
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