Jack Black and Cate Blanchett star in first trailer for ‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls’

The first trailer for new movie The House With A Clock In Its Walls starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett has been released. Check it out below.

“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’,” reads the synopsis.

“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.”

Jack Black stars as Jonathan Barnavelt, while Blanchett will portray Mrs. Zimmerman a mysterious witch.  Director Eli Roth teased the trailer via his Instagram account (March 26), along with the first-image look at the characters.

Tomorrow: trailer and poster. "The House With a Clock in Its Walls." 🏠🕰

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The Spielberg-produced adaptation of John Bellairs graphic horror novel will receive its first big screen adaptation which is set to hit cinemas on September 21.

Meanwhile, Jack Black recently made headlines for claiming that Thor: Ragnorok copied his own movie, School Of Rock.

“You know in School Of Rock when I sing a part of that monstrous Led Zeppelin jam ‘Immigrant Song’ and it’s super bitching, and like the raddest part of the movie?” he said in a video.

“Well, it’s come to my attention that someone kind of stole that chunk of our movie and put it in their movie. That’s right – I’m talking about Thor: Ragnarok. Totally bit our style, totally poached our jam. And now they’re parading around town like they thought of it. Well, you don’t get to do that and get away with it, bro.”

Words by Natasha Jagger