New Line Cinema has optioned “The Plucker,” an illustrated novel by acclaimed artist Brom reports Variety.
Published in 2005 by Harry Abrams, “The Plucker” revolves around a toy jack-in-the-box that awakens beneath its owner’s bed and realizes it has been relegated to a place where undesired playthings go to die. There, he discovers the Plucker, a malevolent spirit from a mysterious new toy that has evil designs on the young owner of the toys.
Brom, who began his career as a commercial illustrator of novels, role-playing games, videogames (“World of Warcraft”) and such films as “Sleepy Hollow” and “Van Helsing,” made “The Plucker” his first illustrated gothic tale.
The studio is looking for a director, whilst actor Channing Tatum will likely take a producer credit.