‘The Witches’ Trailer: HBO Max Snags Remake for October Debut

Warner Bros. has released an official trailer for The Witches, based on the 1983 children’s novel of the same name by Roald Dahl.

Okay, hold up. You’re telling me Robert Zemeckis, one of my favorite directors, directed a film with Stanley Tucci, one of my favorite actors? Sign me the fuck up!

The rest of the cast includes A-listers like Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, and Chris Rock, and a bunch of CGI mice. I’m not familiar at all with the 1983 children’s book or the 1990 film, but this looks like a funny Halloween flick to throw on with the family.

Warner Bros. has opted to skip a U.S. theatrical release and instead debut the film on HBO Max. That’s a similar premise that Disney and Paramount have taken with some of their films. Mulan and Artemis Fowl went to Disney+ and Paramount let Netflix purchase a handful of their films like The Lovebirds.

Will The Witches get audiences to subscribe to HBO Max? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Plot Synopsis:

Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma (Spencer) 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 (Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.

The Witches begins streaming October 22, 2020 on HBO Max. It hits international theaters October 28, 2020.

What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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