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