Remake of “The Witches” set for HBO Max, trailer released


Yet another movie based on a Roald Dahl book is getting a 21st century reboot – the latest is The Witches.

A new version of the movie will be released on HBO Max on October 22nd 2020 and stars Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock, and Jahzir Kadeem Bruno.

It was originally supposed to be released in cinemas but this has been foregone due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The film, an adaption of Dahl’s book of the same name, is a remake of a 1990 version starring Anjelica Huston who is also known for her portrayal of Morticia Addams of the Addams Family.

The 90s version had puppeteer Jim Henson working to bring several puppet characters to life but the trailer of this year’s movie, released today, shows the intervention of CGI.

Other movies based on books by Dahl to be released in the 21st century include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005, Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009 and The BFG in 2016.