News Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct New Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ Published 1 year ago on June 20, 2018 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Director Nicolas Roeg’s 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches was one of my absolute favorites growing up, and I still can’t get enough of this amazing movie. And now it’s been announced that Guillermo del Toro will produce a new adaptation of Dahl’s story, with Robert Zemeckis in talks to direct. Variety reports today that Zemeckis is in final negotiations to direct Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic book The Witches, and his deal with studio is expected to be completed very shortly. Zemeckis will also pen the script, with his partner Jack Rapke producing through their banner ImageMovers, along with Alfonso Cuaron. The new project will be more rooted in the original source material, while the Huston movie was a loose adaptation. Synopsis: “Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There’s nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma’s stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!” While we wait for more details on The Witches, check out the trailer and book cover art below. Related Topics:Guillermo del ToroRoald DahlRobert ZemeckisThe Witches Up Next Xavier Dolan and Will Beinbrink Join Cast of New Line’s ‘IT Chapter Two’ Don't Miss Linda Hamilton Returns as Sarah Connor to Fuck Shit Up in Terminator 6 Set Photos! Advertisement You may like New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer Awakens the Jangly Man Watch the Haunting Trailer for ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Nightmares Become Reality in the Official Teaser Trailer for ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Eerie New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Poster Debuts Ahead of Tomorrow’s Teaser Trailer Universal Releasing ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’ on 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray This May Octavia Spencer Cast as Grandmother in New Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News2 days ago Mike Flanagan’s ‘Doctor Sleep’ Slapped With R-Rating for Disturbing and Violent Content News2 days ago John Carpenter Confirms He Will Compose Scores for ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ News3 days ago Charles Cyphers Rumored to Appear in Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween Kills’ Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago ‘Howling III: The Marsupials’ Howls on (UK) Blu-Ray This October News5 days ago Tom Atkins Would “Love” a Cameo in ‘Halloween Ends’ and ‘Halloween Kills’ News1 week ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Arrow Video Releasing Epic Limited Edition of Clive Barker’s ‘NightBreed’ on (UK) Blu-Ray News4 weeks ago David Gordon Green Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ Saga Conclusion Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Arrow Video Unleashing Must-Have ‘An American Werewolf in London’ Limited Edition Blu-Ray News5 days ago ‘Halloween: Kills’ is Set to Begin Filming in Three Weeks News1 week ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News3 weeks ago Shudder’s “Creepshow” Series to Get Its Own Maze at Universal Studios Hollywood News4 weeks ago [Trailer] Woody Harrelson and Crew Battle the Undead in ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ News1 month ago New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer Awakens the Jangly Man News1 month ago Shudder Presents the Monster-Filled Trailer for Greg Nicotero’s “Creepshow” TV Series! Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!