Shortly after revealing The Witches remake would be dropping directly onto HBO Max this October, the first trailer for the film has arrived.
Well that didn’t take long! Just a couple hours after announcing the film’s switch to a streaming release, we now get our first look at the upcoming remake!
As someone who doesn’t have any particular ties to the original film, I’m kinda digging this trailer. It looks like a fun, goofy, kids movie ideal for this time of year. To be honest, it doesn’t seem like a film I’d see in theaters, but on HBO Max in the comfort of my own home? Absolutely.
Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Zemeckis’s visually innovative film 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. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she 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.
Roald Dahl’s The Witches arrives on HBO Max October 22, 2020.