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.
Kyle MacLachlan plays "Isaac Izard, the sinister original owner of the house."
Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to join the cast as "Mrs. Zimmerman, the uncle’s neighbor and best friend, and more importantly, a fellow witch."
Jack Black plays the Uncle in the movie.
Writer Eric Kripke is best known for creating the hit series Supernatural.
Based on the 1973 children's novel series by John Bellairs.