Cate Blanchett and Jack Black Star in the Gothic Fantasy 'The House With a Clock in Its Walls'

Hmm. Not quite sure what to make of this one. Never heard of the book it's based on, but apparently it's a gothic children's novel from 1973. That you can tell, but the movie is directed by Eli Roth (yes, of Hostel and Cabin Fever), so it's a little weird for him to be doing a kids movie, right? Also, it doesn't look terrible, but the September release date makes me think Universal's a little unsure about it too. Big family films tend to go for holidays or summer if they've got the goods. Maybe some tonal issues, or they're uncertain what audience it's for? Given the director, I could see it turning out like that.