Witches are real! That’s what the upcoming remake of The Witches promises as they will be coming next year on the big screen…
It was announced last year that one of our favorite childhood scary movies was getting a reboot, which we couldn’t be more excited about, The Witches.
Based on the book of the same title by British writer Roald Dahl, the first adaptation movie tells us the story of Luke Eveshim, a young boy who goes on vacation in Norway with his grandmother Helga. She warns him about witches and how to recognize them as she recalls her childhood friend Erica was victim of a evil witch and got cursed to live inside a painting for the rest of her life.
A convention of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children will be taking at the hotel, but in fact, it’s a coven full of horripilant witches. Their powerful leader known as the Grand High Witch is there to unveil her new master plan, a magic potion that turns children into mice so parent can exterminate them and do the witches’ dirty work for them.
Luke together with his new friend Bruno, will try to stop the witches even if they have to fight them as mice.
The film was released in 1990, the year when writer Roald Dahl passed away. And even though the movie wasn’t a massive success on the big screen, it sure gained a cult following throughout the years.
The Witches Remake
Now the remake is starring Oscar winner Anne Hathaway who will follow in the footsteps of Anjelica Huston to star in her role as the new Grand High Witch. Also, it is directed by Robert Zemeckis, known for films such as ‘Back to the Future’ (1985) and ‘Monster House’ (2006) working together with co-writer producer Guillermo del Toro, known for ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ (2006) and ‘Shape of Water’ (2017).
In the original movie, it had a different ending than Dahl’s children book. However, Zemeckis described the new film adaptation as being closer to the novel but only with a little twist. He told French website Allocine, “We’re going to set it in the Gothic South in the 1960s. It’s an exciting way to put a sociological spin on this kind of witch story.”
A supposed official movie poster was leaked on Reddit and has caused a lot of expectation as we also can see Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci with our new Grand High Witch.
The film was pretended to hit theaters on October of this year, as marked at the bottom of the poster, however due to the pandemic, the movie is now scheduled for 2021. The releasing date is yet to be decided.
Are you excited for the remake of The Witches?