Warner Bros and HBO MAX debuts trailer and poster for Roald Dahl’s The Witches
In 1990 Roald Dahl’s The Witches came to life on the big screen starring Angelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson from producer Jim Henson. The film had numerous issues in production and release that even led to Dahl wanting his name removed from the film but dissuaded by Jim Henson. Now director Robert Zemeckis is taking on a new version of the film starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanely Tucci and Chris Rock.
The Witches follows a young boy stumbles onto a secret coven of child-hating witches as they plot to turn the world’s children into mice. A fresh Halloween classic for this generation, in a story that celebrates courage, teamwork, and unlikely heroes, offering a completely distinct kids proposition with a quirky, delightfully twisted tone in classic Dahl style.
The film is going to be streaming exclulsively on HBO MAX on October 22nd, but you can check out the first poster and trailer here now from Warner Bros.