Christopher Lloyd, who portrayed the time-traveling scientist in the “Back to the Future” films, has inked to star in the feature “Spooky House,” a family Halloween actioner.
In the film, Lloyd plays a slick showbiz magician who accidentally touches on the secret of real magic and encounters a group of elementary school kids who sneak into his mysterious house.
Margaret Sachs wrote the screenplay with William Sachs, who is also directing. Jon Gentile and William Sachs are producing the pic, which is currently in pre-production. Shooting is planned for October 1998.
Lloyd’s other film credits include “The Dream Team,” “Addams Family,” “Star Trek III,” “Angels in the Outfield” and Disney’s upcoming “My Favorite Martian.”
Lloyd’s deal was brokered by Bob Gersh of the Gersh Agency and Kim Swartz of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp for Spooky House Entertainment.