A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls is an upcoming 2018 American gothic fantasy horror comedy film directed by Eli Roth and written by Eric Kripke. It is based on the novel of the same name written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey. The film stars Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic, and Kyle MacLachlan. It will be released by Universal Pictures on September 21, 2018.