A brand new version of one of Roald Dahl’s best loved stories THE WITCHES was due to get the big screen treatment in Irish cinemas this halloween, sadly the current lockdown means all Irish cinemas have their doors closed.

Luckily Roald Dahl fans won’t miss out as the glossy remake will be released for home viewing from October 26th.

The film from ‘Back To The Future’ director Robert Zemeckis reimagines Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience with a stellar cast including Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Rock, Jahzir Kadeem Bruno, Codie-Lei Eastick.

Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.  As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort.  Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.

With 300 million books sold and one new book sold every 2.5 seconds, Roald Dahl stories continue to grow in popularity. The Witches is one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved titles, now translated into over 41 different languages worldwide. Published over 30 years ago, its themes of kindness, bravery and hope remain as relevant to young people as ever.

Watch the trailer for THE WITCHES below

 

THE WITCHES will be available to stream at home on demand from October 26th