Paramount Pictures is in talks to acquire Scott Rosenberg's spec screenplay The Hauntrepreneur for Platinum Dunes.

The story centers on a family who moves to a new town and has difficulties adjusting to their new life. To ease the transition, they hire a man known as The Hauntrepreneur to help them. He tries to bring the family together by building a haunted house, which is filled with an odd assortment of characters.

Platinum Dunes, the production company formed by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Bradley Fuller, will produce The Hauntrepreneur.

It isn't known when production might start. The movie was likened in tone to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.