HBO Max’s ‘The Witches’ trailer looks spooky good

Yes, this is a remake of the 1990 film that probably gave you nightmares for years.

 
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There’s been an abundance of news surrounding streaming services and adaptations of books recently — HBO Max is no exception.

The streaming service (which has already announced their intentions to run a More Happy Than Not TV show) dropped the first trailer for WB’s film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches on Friday.

Yes, this is a remake of the 1990 film that probably gave you nightmares for years. (Don’t say no, we know you’re lying … 😉)

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Based on the classic children’s book from Roald Dahl, The Witches tells the story of a young boy who discovers that children-hating witches are real. When he comes face to face with the Grand High Witch, he’s turned into a mouse.

Check out the trailer below:

The film is written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. (Also co-written by Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris!) It stars Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch alongside Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci.

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The news of it hitting HBO Max came as a surprise. It was originally set for a theatrical release, but, like ‘Artemis Fowl,’ the movie is making the jump to streaming due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The movie premieres on HBO Max on October 22nd.

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Saul Marquez founded Bookstacked in 2014 and serves as the site's Editor-in-Chief. He primarily covers news for Bookstacked. He also co-hosts Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast.

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