The famous Oscar Wilde ghost story is getting the animated treatment — and it’ll be in theaters just in time for Halloween. A Kim Burdon-directed adaptation of ‘The Canterville Ghost’ has received a US theatrical release date, Deadline reported.
The project had been long in the works, switching production hands since at least 2012, when it was announced that Stephen Fry (‘Bones’) and Hugh Laurie (‘House’) would star. But at long last the reimagining has found a home, with Shout! Studios and Blue Fox Entertainment teaming up to release the film both in theaters and on digital platforms.
The Wilde short story of the same name is a satirical tale about a wealthy American family who moves into Canterville Chase, only to be haunted by the ghost that roams the castle. It’s classic house haunting, that is surely ripe to be transformed into a film full of spooks and scares for the whole family. Fry will play the titular ‘Canterville Ghost,’ with Laurie, Freddie Highmore (‘The Good Doctor’), Emily Carey (‘House of the Dragon’), and David Harewood (‘Supergirl’) rounding out the key voice cast.
Blue Fox Entertainment Founder James Huntsman shared, “We are thrilled to partner with the amazing team at Shout! Studios and take this animated family ghost story to theatrical audiences across the country just in time for Halloween.”
‘The Canterville Ghost’ features a screenplay by Giles New & Keiron Self, and producers include Fry, Robert Chandler, Jerry Hibbert, Bob Benton, Hilary Strong, Edward Noeltner, Nessa McGill, Nadia Khamlichi, P. Jayakumar, Pual Cummins, Paul, Grindey, and Charles Moore.
Keep your eyes out for more on the new ‘Canterville Ghost,’ set to hit theaters on October 31st.