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 Post subject: Roald Dahl's The Witches
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:35 am 
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Robert Zemeckis is in final negotiations to direct Warner Bros.' adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic book “The Witches,” studio sources tell Variety. Sources say a deal is expected shortly. Zemeckis will also pen the script, with his partner Jack Rapke producing through their banner ImageMovers, along with Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo del Toro. Del Tor had long been attached to direct, but a scheduling conflict led the Oscar winner to vacate the director’s chair.

Based on the 1973 novel, the film follows a seven-year-old boy who has a run in with real-life witches. Warner Bros. had previously adapted the book in 1990 with Anjelica Huston playing one of the title characters, but sources close to the project say Zemeckis' version will be more rooted in the original source material, while the Huston pic was a loose adaptation.
Source: https://variety.com/2018/film/news/robe ... 202851650/

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:58 am 
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OMG, I'm so excited for this. Del Toro's involved, too! I always loved this book growing up. The original film didn't fit my picture of the book exactly--the grandmother especially was nothing like I envisioned. Although the book seems to be mostly the grandmother talking and talking and talking for the first half at least.

I really wouldn't mind if Anjelica Huston had a role in this (even if not the same one). She was the only bright spot of the first adaptation and being old isn't exactly something that would disqualify you from playing a witch. :lol:

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OMG, I wish this wouldn't be a family movie so that the Grand High Witch would look truly horrific (Ridley Scott-Alien style) when she takes off her mask. :drool:


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This is amazing news! I love witches and this is right up my alley. I loved the first adaptation. I actually can't remember if I read the book or just heard it read in school, or read parts of it. Honestly I don't see how I can't even remember.

Anjelica Huston is too old to play the pretty Grand High Witch now. She had to look like 30's-50's and pretty with her mask on and now she's just too old.

The Grand High Witch did look horrific in the first adaptation!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:01 pm 
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The Grand High Witch did look horrific in the first adaptation!


I was going to say that, too! Still gives me the creeps just thinking about it, and I haven't seen the movie since I was a kid.


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