Warner Bros. has removed Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches remake with Anne Hathaway Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Rock from the release schedule. The film was set to hit theaters in October.
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The original film followed this synopsis: While staying at a hotel in England with his grandmother, Helga, young Luke inadvertently spies on a convention of witches. The Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston) reveals a plan to turn all children into mice through a magical formula. When they find that Luke has overheard, the witches test the formula on him. Now, with the help of Helga and the hotel manager, Mr. Stringer, Luke the mouse must fight back against the witches.
It sports 97% on Rotten Tomatoes with this Critics Consensus: With a deliciously wicked performance from Angelica Huston and imaginative puppetry by Jim Henson’s creature shop, Roeg’s dark and witty movie captures the spirit of Dahl’s writing like few other adaptations.