THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (12A).
... ..MANKIND unknowingly teeters on the brink of destruction and a 10-year-old boy holds the key to our salvation in this family-friendly adventure.
Owen Vaccaro plays scaredy-cat Lewis Barnavelt, who travels to the 1950s community of Zebedee in Michigan to live with his estranged uncle Jonathan (Jack Black). The boy's relative lives in a creepy house full of ticking clocks. It transpires that the building used to belong to a deranged couple who concealed a Doomsday clock within the walls. Jonathan, a warlock, and his sharptongued neighbour Florence Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), a kindly witch, hope to locate the demonic timepiece before the end of days.
Lewis joins the quest hoping he might shake his tag as the "creepy little runt" at school.
From left are Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro and Jack Black