We can now truly say that The Witches are back once again to haunt just the new generation of kids. All this while, kids from the 90s might all remember how deeply terrified they were by Grand High Witch, whose role was reprised by Anjelica Huston. This was done in the 1990 adaptation of The Witches penned down by author Roald Dahl by Nicas Roeg. As of right now, people have been hungry for all sorts of remakes, and even the 90s are coming back; all these reboots look pretty limitless. We have had Warner Brothers, who actually pinged director Robert Zemeckis to put down his own twist on this terrifying classic tale.
In this new adaptation, we see the iconic actress Anne Hathaway stepping into Huston’s shoes and will reprise the role of Grand High Witch. Her character’s mission is to turn all the children in this world into rodents, and they killed off. All this while, she starts with the kids who actually reside in her own hotel.
The Witches―Characters and Changes!
Jahzir Bruno, a new actor in the industry of entertainment, will enact the character of an orphaned protagonist lad whose doting grandmother is the one trying to protect him from the Grand High Witch and all her morally corrupt ambitions. The character of this Grandmother will be enacted by actress Octavia Spencer. The best casting announcement hit our ears when we heard that Stanley Tucci would play the part of the disgruntled hotel manager whose role was previously reprised by Rowan Atkinson, the treasure of America.
It should be known that there are quite a few changes in this latest adaptation of The Witches from the one which was done in the 90s. The novel of Dahl, as well as the film of Roeg, takes place in the United Kingdom as well as Norway. But in the new film, we will see The Witches by Zemeckis in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis along with a glamorous resort present on the side of the sea on the Gulf Coast of the United States during the latter half of the 60s. We should actually not be worried about the rest of the differences because they will obviously be handled with the utmost professional experience. After all, we know that Guillermo del Toro from the set of The Shape of Water has helped in writing the script.
The Witches―Release Date and Trailer!
If we go on and try to talk about a potential trailer, you guys should know that there is surely one. It also features Chris Rock in the narrator’s role, which is actually an older version of the Boy. This guy is actually describing his experience to us, along with his battle against the witches as a fully grown human adult. The Witches’ release date is scheduled to be the 22nd of October on HBO Max.