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Zemeckis and del Toro’s Remake of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ Gets a PG Rating for Scary Images/Moments



Zemeckis and del Toro's New Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ Gets a PG Rating

Finally, after a long period, we finally have a small update on Robert Zemeckis’ new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches. According to the Film Ratings website, the MPAA has given the film a PG rating for: “scary images/moments, language, and thematic elements.”

Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron will produce the new adaptation of Dahl’s story. The project will be more rooted in the original source material, while the Huston movie was a loose adaptation. Zemeckis version will take place in the ’60s Gothic South.

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!

The film stars Octavia Spencer as the grandmother, Jahzir Kadeem BrunoStanley Tucci, and Chris Rock, with American actress and singer Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch.

Warner bros. have yet to announce an official release date for The Witches.