Nostalgia Alert! Everything We Know About ‘The Witches’ Reboot

The Witches

Be prepared to relive your ’90s childhood nightmares all over again because The Witches is back.

Although no one can replace the incomparable Anjelica Houston, the reboot is set to scare a whole new generation of fans led by a new Grand High Witch, Anne Hathaway.

The remake, which will be heading to Australian cinemas in December, looks just as epic as the first, however, now that it’s 30 (yes, 30!) years on, special effects and technology make it even more realistic.

So, what do we know about the new film? Here’s everything we know about The Witches (2.0.)

The Story

The latest iteration of Roald Dahl’s The Witches tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Jahzir Kadeem Bruno) who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandmother (Octavia Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.

The boy and his grandmother come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, so Grandmother takes him to an opulent seaside resort.

They arrive at the same time as the world’s Grand High Witch (Hathaway) has gathered her community from around the globe to carry out her nefarious plan — to turn all children into mice and destroy them.

WATCH: The official trailer for The Witches. Story continues…

The Cast

As previously mentioned, Hathaway leads an all-star cast in this remake. Alongside her is Spencer (Ma) as Grandmother, Bruno (Atlanta) as Luke, Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada) as Mr Stringer, comedian Chris Rock (Sidetracked) as the narrator, Codie-Lei Eastick (Holmes and Watson) as Bruno Jenkins, Charles Edwards (The Crown) and Morgana Robinson (The Windsors) as Bruno’s parents, Mr and Mrs Jenkins and Eugenia Caruso (Avenue 5) as Consuella.

The Production Team

Robert Zemeckis, who helmed the Back to the Future trilogy, Death Becomes Her and Forrest Gump has directed the film which was written by a powerhouse team of Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Guillermo del Toro (Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) and Kenya Barris (Black-ish).

How Can We Watch It?

The Witches will be released in Australian cinemas in December 2020.

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