Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Film News: 'House' Release Date & Full Cast Revealed

MovieWeb reports September 21 ,2018, as the release date of the forthcoming The House with a Clock in its Walls adaptation:

Universal Pictures has set a September 21, 2018 release date for The House with a Clock in Its Walls, while the adaptation has also firmed up its cast. Joining the previously-announced Jack Black in this young adult gothic mystery is Cate Blanchett, young Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams and Sunny Suljic. While no production schedule has been given, it seems that production may begin soon, with the primary cast seemingly in place, and since the production has just under a year for principal photography and the post-production process.

Kyle MacLachlan is set to play Isaac Izzard, the original owner of the house, while reports from last month reveal that Cate Blanchett is portraying Mrs. Zimmerman, a neighbor and longtime friend of Jack Black's character, Jonathan Barnavelt, who is also a quite powerful witch. Colleen Camp will play another one of Barnavelt's neighbors, the nosy Mrs. Hanchett, who isn't too fond of Barnavelt. No details have been given yet for the characters played by Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams and Sunny Suljic, and it isn't clear how many more characters still need to be cast, before production gets under way.

Director Eli Roth takes the helm of this YA adaptation, working from an adapted screenplay by Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Revolution), based on the original novel by John Bellairs. Mythology Entertainment's Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt are producing alongside Eric Kripke, with William Sherak, Tracey Nyberg and Laeta Kalogridis serving as executive producers.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi all!
What do you think about the cast of the upcoming film? I always saw Cloris Leachman as Mrs Zimmerman. Imo, she's just now getting to the age she could play her too. :)

Jack Black seems an odd choice for Uncle Jonathan to me. But I'll be watching anyway. Wish they could release it the week of Halloween! :)