Fantastic Trailer for Robert Zemeckis' Film Adaptation of THE WITCHES Coming to HBO Max
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for director Robert Zemeckis’ film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, and they’ve announced that it will be skipping theaters. Instead, the film will be released on HBO Max on October 22nd!
Roald Dahl’s beloved story has been reimagined for a modern audience, and it stars Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch and Octavia Spencer along with Stanley Tucci. It will also feature Kristin Chenoweth, Codie-Lei Eastick, and Jahzir Bruno with Chris Rock lending his voice for adult narration.
Zemeckis’s 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.
Zemekis also co-wrote the script for the film with Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris, and it looks like they’ve come up with a fantastic and fun adaptation! I enjoyed what this trailer showed off, and I’ll be looking forward to watching the movie! Zemeckis always tends to make great films, and I don’t think he’s going to let us down with this.
Alfonso Cuaron (The Revenant, Gravity) and Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth) are also executive producers on the project.