Jason Blum, Spooky Jack

Blumhouse makes first foray into animation with Spooky Jack

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Aug 1, 2017

Blumhouse is teaming with DreamWorks Animation for the horror shop's first animated film.

Tentatively titled Spooky Jack, the film follows three siblings who, after moving to a new home, discover their worst fears are coming true. Imagine that the monsters under your bed are real -- and they are just as scared of you, as you are of them. It sounds a little bit like The Nightmare Before Christmas meets Monsters Inc.

The project, scripted by Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum, Jessabelle), was originally written as a live-action feature for Blumhouse, but the production company was never able to get it off the ground in that form.

But it's a lot easier to get projects moving in the right direction when DreamWorks Animation climbs on board. Chris DeFaria, president of DreamWorks Feature Animation Group, says the project is "a touching and funny story that allows us to take audiences deep into folklore from around the globe and create several truly memorable animated characters in addition to a visually unique world inside our own."

Jason Blum, head of Blumhouse Productions (pictured above), says they "are having a ton of fun with this original, funny, and totally relatable take on what happens when kids join forces with the monsters and ghouls who live among us.”

(via Deadline)