Acclaimed director Robert Zemeckis adapts a Halloween favorite meant for children
Back To The Future, The Polar Express, Forrest Gump… these are the movies Robert Zemeckis has made, to just name a few. He is adapting this beloved children’s tale along with Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo Del Toro, and Kenya Barris. For a superb PG-rated dark family comedy movie meant for the family, The Witches features an all-star group of talent. With a planned joint release on both HBO Max and in theatres October 28th.
The story about a young boy who stumbles upon a coven of witches, and with the help of his grandmother, attempts to stop their plan to turn the children of the world into mice. Along the way, lessons are had, stories are beheld, and a whole lot of family-friendly spookys are made. The A-list cast includes Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Chenoweth, and Chris Rock, who star and feature in the film. Chairman of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group Had this to say about the movie:
“The Witches is a wonderful reimagining of Roald Dahl’s classic tale that combines world-class filmmaking with fantastic performances. It’s fun for the whole family and ideal for this time of year.”
Given the inability to see it in theatres, it’s promising that the film is planning joint live showing and HBO Max release. It’ll also be part of the, “Halloween is Here,” spotlight alongside a library selection of over 140 movies, series, and Halloween events picked by HBO Max’s editorial team