I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Jason Blum is a genius and he’s the best thing to happen to the horror genre in the past 50 years! Blumhouse Productions is teaming up with Universal’s Dreamworks Animation to make their first jump into animated horror with the family film, SPOOKY JACK.
The script will be written by Night at the Museum‘s Robert Ben Garant, based on his original idea.
The concept is a darkly comedic look at the world of “eerie” things that are conjured from the imaginations of children – from the Monsters Under Your Bed to Leprechauns, Boogeymen, Bigfoot and the Chupacabra – about which parents for years have offered the assurance that “there is no such thing.” In Spooky Jack, three siblings move into a new house and accidentally discover that the monstrous things they’ve been told don’t exist, do exist – and they are as afraid of us as we are of them.
DreamWorks Animation’s Damon Ross will produce and Blumhouse’s Jason Blum will be exec producer.
Dreamworks Animation President Chris DeFaria called the project “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. We here at DreamWorks are extremely proud we were able to lure Jason over to the light side for this film.”
We 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.