The first poster of the remake of The Witches directed by Robert Zemeckis has been unveiled. Anne Hathaway succeeds Anjelica Huston and plays Eva Ernst, the Great Witch in this second adaptation of Roald Dahl’s cult novel published in 1983. The film worn by Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, and Stanley Tucci is scheduled for release in October in the USA.
Witch, did you say witch? The promotional poster for the highly anticipated remake of The Witches (Sacred Witches in VF) written and directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump …) reveals the first look of Anne Hathaway as Eva Ernst, the Great Witch with sharp teeth.
Posted a few days ago on Twitter, this first poster gives a taste of the aesthetic of the new Warner Bros. production, which promised to be faithful to the original story. The visual is already arousing the curiosity of fans of the macabre tale brought to the screen by Roeg, in which young Luke, played by Jasen Fisher, discovered the evil intentions of a community of monstrous witches.
Inspired by Roald Dahl’s eponymous fantasy novel illustrated by Quentin Blake from 1983, The Witches will follow the young boy and his grandmother (played by Mai Zetterling in the 1990 classic) battling horrific harpies. Contrary to popular belief, witches do not wear a broom, wart, or pointed hat. Unmasking them therefore represents a real difficulty for the boy, who will have to compete in ingenuity to escape the perfidy of these nasty creatures.
Famous for its classics Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Big Peach, Le Bon Gros Géant , The Magic Potion of Georges Bouillon and Coup de gigot, the British writer has already inspired the magicians of cinema Burton, Selick, Anderson or Spielberg. Reinventing the myth, he describes witches as having the same appearance as ordinary women, except for certain details: they are bald, wear gloves, and have no toes. One of them, called the grandissime witch, rules all the others. The young orphan who adores the horrific stories told by his Norwegian grandmother Helga, soon finds himself trapped by these strange women in wigs and gloves.
According to the latest information, the plot of the remake produced by Alfonso Cuarón (The Sons of Man, Gravity, Roma ), Guillermo del Toro, Jack Rapke, and Steve Starkey will be set in Alabama in the 1960s, unlike England. From the 1980s in the novel. The cast reunites Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock, Jahzir Bruno, Codie-Lei Eastick, and Simon Manyonda.
Recall that the sequence of the congress of witches marked in terms of special effects and makeup, supervised by the puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of the Muppet Show and co-director with Frank Oz of Dark Crystal.