Deadline is reporting that Blumhouse Productions is taking its first step into the world of animation, teaming up with DreamWorks to develop a new feature entitled Spooky Jack, which is being written by Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum).
The site reports that Spooky Jack will be a “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.'” The story is said to revolve around three siblings who move into a new house and discover that the monstrous things they’ve been told don’t exist, do – and they are as afraid of us as we are of them.
“We’ve worked with Ben before and when he brought us this idea, we all realized it would make a great animated feature,” said Jason Blum, who will serve as executive producer. “It’s a testament to the remarkably collaborative environment that Universal fosters among its creative family that we’re now jumping into animation in the very capable hands of Chris deFaria and the talented DreamWorks team. 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.”