New Line has picked up the spec script The Watching Hour from Dick Van Dyke's grandsons Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke.

The plot details are under wraps other than being described as a horror franchise with sci-fi elements. It's the first spec sale for Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke, who also have Amber Alert being packaged with Nelson McCormick attached to direct.

No production date has been set.