There is a dark shadow hanging around and no I'm not talking about 2020. Roald Dahl's The Witches trailer is here and it looks as wickedly good as I was hoping for. And since I am an adult now, it's not as terrifying as the 1990 version.
The Witches Movie Trailer
Although the original film scared me, Anjelica Huston is just so good at being bad, I have to admit I liked it and was not sure if a remake was needed. This trailer though…first you had me at Stanley Tucci. Second, Octavia Spencer. Third, I am a big fan of Raold Dahl's books and always want more movies, even when I don't think there should be remakes.
Yes, I'm a lesson in contradiction but hey what avid reader isn't when it comes to their favorite novels being made into films?
About The Witches
Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis' visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe, undercover, to carry out her nefarious plans.
The film stars Oscar winners Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérable,” “Ocean’s 8”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “The Shape of Water”), Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games” films, “The Lovely Bones”), with Kristin Chenoweth (TV’s “Glee” and “BoJack Horseman”) and award-winning comedy legend Chris Rock. Newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno (TV’s “Atlanta”) also stars, alongside Codie-Lei Eastick (“Holmes & Watson”).
Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the screenplay is by Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris (TV’s “black-ish,” “Shaft”) and Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”). Zemeckis is also producing, alongside Jack Rapke, del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Luke Kelly. Serving as executive producers are Jacqueline Levine, Marianne Jenkins, Michael Siegel, Gideon Simeloff and Cate Adams.
The Witches AR Lens
Want something fun to do with the kids this month? Visit www.HowToSpotAWitch.com on your phone to find out if you or someone you know is a Witch!
THE WITCHES DEBUTS ON HBO MAX OCTOBER 22, 2020