Universal Pictures owned “Spooky Jack,” is off the production list. While DreamWorks Animation announced the movie on September 19, 2017, with a release date set for 2021, Spooky Jack now moves to the list of unproduced DreamWorks Animation projects.
Is Spooky Jack canceled?
A cartoon movie from the Universal-owned Blumhouse, the movie is now off the release calendar. Spooky Jack was to feature as the first animated film project of Blumhouse Productions.’
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation announced the premiere date for two of its movies- The Croods 2, and another new project titled Spooky Jack in 2017.
The studio canceled The Croods 2 in 2016 even though the movie’s work had started in 2013. Later, in 2017, The Croods hit the production process again with the release date set for December 23, 2020.
On October 7, 2019, Spooky Jack removed from the release schedule. The Bad Guys now replace the premiere date of the movie. It is an upcoming American computer-animated heist comedy film directed by Pierre Perifel. It is based on The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey.
Who is behind the project, Spooky Jack?
Dreamworks Animation is known to have collaborated with Blumhouse Productions for Spooky Jack, which presently canceled.
After announced the project in 2017, Jason Blum was on board as the executive producer. He is well known for his hit micro-budget movies of the horror genre like Paranormal Activity and Insidious. Robert Ben Garant writes the plot of Spooky Jack. Damon Ross and Jason Blum were formerly the producers of Spooky Jack.
Mandip Gills and David Atkins originally cast as the voice characters for the animated movie Spooky Jack.
What is the premise of Spooky Jack?
As Spooky Jack is now off the release schedule, there is no plan to develop the movie further. As per the reports, the premise of Spooky Jack was to revolve around three siblings. These siblings move into an eerie new house. In this house, they discover that the creatures that mythologized and not expected to exist in reality do exist.
DreamWorks Animation has previously released an official statement about what this movie seeks to bring to the audience. The studio describes it as, “From DreamWorks Animation and the delightfully twisted king of scares Jason Blum comes to Spooky Jack, a comic look under the bed and in the closet of kids’ imaginations.”
The siblings in this computer-animated movie would have to handle some “unusual squatters from mischievous leprechauns and the elusive Big Foot to a shy Boogeyman”, which creates a spooky aura in the dead of night.
The plot of the movie seems to be promising enough. It transports the children into a creepy world where the scary creatures conjured up in fables are real. But unfortunately, DreamWorks Animation has no plans to pick up the movie for production again. So, catch up with another DreamWorks project, The Croods 2, which will hit the theatres on December 23 this year.