Visual-effects specialist makes helming debut

Visual-effects specialist Charles Gibson will make his bigscreen directing debut with the Geoff Rodkey-scripted family comedy “The Goblin.”

Matt Berenson will produce with Wind Dancer Film principal Matt Williams and production head Judd Payne. Wind Dancer principal David McFadzean and president Dete Meserve exec produce.

Story revolves around a suburban family that moves into its new home only to find a curmudgeonly goblin who doesn’t want them there.

“It’s about creating a goblin that will appeal to audiences of all ages,” Williams said.

Gibson won visual-effects Oscars for “Babe” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” He performed visual effects and second unit directing on the “Pirates” franchise and “Terminator Salvation.”

Rodkey wrote “Daddy Day Care,” which Berenson produced, and “RV.”

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