Robert Zemeckis' reimagining of the cult classic 'The Witches' has wrapped up production and released a new synopsis.
Who's excited about The Witches reboot? Not me honestly because I'd rather have Hollywood LEAVE the classics alone, but assuming you are, here's some news.
Rob Zemeckis' reimagining of the cult movie has wrapped up production and set an official release date after the 'stabbing' incident.
While the movie was filming, a crew member was STABBED in his neck. 'Police were called at around 12.35 pm today to reports of an incident at Warner Bros studio production facility in Leavesden. One man sustained a neck injury and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
A second man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and is currently in police custody,' the police statement read, obtained by Variety. I get that not everybody is amused by the reboot, but please, don't stab people.
Filming on Anne Hathaway’s new move 'The Witches' was dramatically stopped today as a crew member stabbed in the neck— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) June 19, 2019
One of Britain’s top film studios was in lockdown today after a stage hand on Anne Hathaway’s new movie The Witches was stabbed in the neck during a fight. pic.twitter.com/ZXJkqZEo3G
Replacing the queen Anjelica Houston, Anne Hathaway is starring as the grand high witch in the movie and accompanying her are Octavia Spencer, Chris Rock, and Stanley Tucci and according to the new synopsis, the movie is going to be different from the original movie while still sticking to Roald Dahl roots.
'Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Zemeckis’s visually innovative “The Witches” tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma (Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. The boy and his grandmother come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, so Grandma 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 (Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans,' reveals Warner Bros in a press release.
'The screenplay is by Guillermo Del Toro and Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris (upcoming “Shaft”), based on the book by Roald Dahl. Zemeckis also produces, alongside Jack Rapke, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Luke Kelly. Serving as executive producers on the film are Michael Siegel, Gideon Simeloff, Marianne Jenkins and Jackie Levine,' it adds. The Witches is set to hit the theatres on October 16, 2020.
Starring some of the biggest names - Anjelica Huston, who gained fame for playing Morticia Addams in the Addams Family, Mai Zetterling of Shadow of the Sun, Rowan Atkinson the man we love as Johnny English and Mr. Bean, and Jasen Fisher, directed by Nicolas Roeg, The Witches was released in 1990 and even though it became a cult classic, it's performance at the box office didn't match its potential.
"Why?" Probably because the movie didn't do justice to Dahl's original story. The fantasy suspense writer who wrote multiple twisted and extremely weird yet lovable books and sold more than 250 million copies in his time called out the movie himself for messing up with the original plot and his fans tagged along.
The movie has a different ending from how Roald described the events in his book. The reboot, however, aims to correct what the original had wronged. Will you be checking it out? Let us know!