New Line Cinema has optioned The Plucker, an illustrated novel by Brom, according to 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, an artist 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.