For the second time this week, a theatrical release has been moved to streaming. Good news is, it’s perfect for Halloween. The Warner Bros. Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches will now be released on October 22nd exclusively on HBO Max. It will also be in theaters internationally on October 28th.
Take a look at the first trailer:
This latest offering will be directed by the great Robert Zemeckis. He is joined by a team of superstar filmmakers including Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris. The cast is pretty stacked as well, with Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth and Chris Rock, with newcomer Jahzir Kadeen Bruno.
As far as the synopsis goes: “Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Robert 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.”
Whether you’re a fan of the original Roald Dahl story, this looks like a wonderful new Halloween movie for the whole family. Remember, you have to be an HBO Max subscriber to see it. Keep checking back for our review and more coverage.
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