Anne Hathaway and Robert Zemeckis Open Up About Their New Take on Roald Dahl's THE WITCHES

Anne Hathaway is all set as the star of Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming reboot of the Roald Dahl classic book and remake of 1990’s The Witches. All the fans of the original movie and book have been wondering how this new movie would take on the story, as some remakes go for an updated shot for shot, and others change up everything and give fans a surprise.

In a recent interview with Variety, Hathaway was asked how the new film would be similar to the first one, and she frankly said, "I think the stories will be the only thing that is familiar. I think everything else is totally from the mind of Robert Zemeckis and I'm really excited."

That sounds exciting! Here’s a quick synopsis for the film:

The Witches focuses on a seven-year-old boy who stumbles into the world of witches, uncovering their secrets and hoping to expose them to the rest of the world before being caught. Zemeckis has previously stated that the film will be a more accurate reflection of the source material than the 1990 loose adaptation.

And here’s what Zemeckis recently had to say to the French site Allocine about the setting for the film:

"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."

This sounds really cool, and I think it will be fun to see this new spin on the story we grew up reading. Are you excited for this new version of The Witches?

The Witches will fly into theaters on October 16, 2020.

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