Shortly after many cinemas announced that they were closing their doors, probably forever, the creators of another long-awaited film decided to publish it online, The Witches.
A few days ago, the trailer for The Witches went viral on the internet. In just three days, it garnered over 10 million views on YouTube, in the context in which it was reposted on several other channels, where it garnered several hundred thousand more.
Warner Bros. production starring Anne Hathaway was supposed to premiere in theaters around the world, but eventually opted for its exclusive distribution via HBO Max. It is not excluded in Romania to see HBO or HBO Go.
The film is an adaptation of a classic book by Roald Dahl, a volume that was already screened in 1990. At that time, we were talking about a horror with Anjelica Huston in the lead role. The new version based on the book published in 1983 is dedicated to the general public, an adventure and comedy film for the whole family.
To better understand what type of production we are talking about, it is worth considering The Witches is directed by Robert Zemeckis, after a screenplay also written by him. In the past, Zemeckis has directed Forrest Gump, Back To The Future or The Polar Express. His resume also includes A Christmas Carol, Cast Away and Contact. In other words, Zemeckis is an expert in films for the whole family, even with more complex themes.
The new The Witches will premiere on October 22. The cast consists of Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock. The latter will occupy the position of narrator of the film. The premise is simple and effective. A young boy tries to stop a group of witches who set out to turn every child on the planet into a mouse.