The Witch is an upcoming American film that has adapted its plot from a novel by author Roald Dahl which goes by the same name and was released in 1983. The genre of this tale is full of dark fantasy and comedy and a bit of horror (well, technically, loads). The Witches have been directed by Robert Zemeckis, while the task of writing the screenplay has been handled by himself with Guillermo del Toro as well as Kenya Barris. This forthcoming edition of the classical tale can be considered the second feature-length adaptation of the whole novel. The first one was back in 1990 when a film was developed by the same name.
The tale of The Witches throws the entire spotlight on the character of a boy who is an orphan. The story is set in the 1960s when this certain boy stumbles across a conference of witches while also residing with his grandmother at a hotel. But then what happens after is terrific.
The Grand High Witch turns him into a mouse. Jahr Bruno is a newcomer in the entertainment industry, and he is set to play the role of this little guy. At the same time, his grandmother, who is reprised by actress Octavia Spencer, is constantly trying to protect him from The Witch. This witch has a morally corrupt coven, and her only motive in life is to convert all the children of the world into rodents and then kill them off.
Well, obviously, she starts with the ones at her hotel, and our little orphan lad kinds of getting stuck into it. Also, the best part about this forthcoming film is that actor Stanley Tucci will appear in the role of a disgruntled hotel manager. In the original classic tale, this part was played by Howard Atkinson, who truly is a treasure of the nation.
The Witches―What is Special In This Version?
All this while, you guys should keep in mind that the director, Robert Zemeckis, has even added his own twist to this version of The Witches. It is known that in the novel written by Roald Dahl as well as the original film by Roeg, the place of the tale is set to be the United Kingdom as well as Norway. Still, in this Anne Hathaway starrer, we will see the story taking place at a rural town called Demopolis in Alabama.
It has employed a glorious resort just beside the sea on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Well, everything else has been assured pretty sensitively, and we are pretty confident while saying it because Guillermo del Toro, the man who has worked on the project called The Shape of Water (highly successful), has penned down the whole script after all.
The Witches―Release Date and Trailer!
If we go on a and try to talk about a potential trailer, then you guys should know that there surely is one. Also, it features Chris Rock in the form of a narrator, which is an older self of the same orphaned boy we talked about. The Witches is supposed to release on the 22nd of October 2020 on the online streaming platform provided by HBO Max.