The 2 Most Highly-Anticipated Witch-Centric Movie Remakes Coming Soon

by Jeremy Spirogis
Anjelica Huston of The Witches

Love an excellent witch film? Just a little little bit of magic, a few spells, a broomstick or two, and a cauldron at all times make for a enjoyable and fantastical journey. Whether about good witches or dangerous witches, the spellcasters with immense energy at all times have a manner of charming movie audiences. Thus, it ought to come as no shock that two cult and campy classics primarily based on witches are being remade for contemporary viewing audiences. From The Witches to Hocus Pocus 2 (see why this film will really feel extra like a remake than a sequel beneath), these reboots are able to put a spell on you. 

Anjelica Huston of The Witches
Anjelica Huston | Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Seattle International Film Festival

All about ‘The Witches’ remake 

1990’s authentic The Witches was a fantasy/household movie starring Anjelica Huston as the pinnacle witch in cost, or as they known as her within the film: The Grand High Witch. When a conference of witches meet to hold out their diabolical plan — of turning all kids into mice — a grandmother (Helga) and grandson (Luke) duo should workforce as much as take the witches down as soon as and for all. Yet, Luke is caught spying on the witches, which is how he discovers their plan. And, he should work together with his grandma as a speaking mouse — generally presenting strategic benefits! 

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The film is kind of darkish, and Huston delivers a juicy and depraved efficiency — one than Anne Hathaway will probably be tasked with dwelling as much as. The Witches remake is at present in post-production and was initially slated to hit theaters someday in 2020, but the way forward for cinematic releases stays largely unknown in the meanwhile. Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Cast Away) will direct. Anna Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock, and extra are set to star.  

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Here’s to hoping that authentic pays homage to the supply materials — retaining the movie’s moderately darkish and mature moments, regardless of its meant family-friendly demographic. The authentic’s mixture of darkness, humor, and utter ridiculousness is what gained over viewers. Yet, the film may also want a little bit dose of up to date fashion to go well with a contemporary viewing viewers. 

What we all know to date about ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ 

The authentic Hocus Pocus — telling the story of three sister witches resurrected from the lifeless — debuted to vital condemnation. Yet, over time, it grew to become a cult basic, with a number of Halloweens working to solidify its place in our tradition through ABC Family. The three witches making an attempt to suck the youth from kids: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. Their chemistry was indeniable, their power was contagious, and Bette Midler (as at all times) was a hoot! 

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Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Rock of Ages) is about to direct the movie for Disney+, and the unique solid is reportedly occupied with returning! Here’s to hoping all three sisters decide up their brooms as soon as extra for Hocus Pocus 2. 

Though this film is extra of a sequel, after so a few years because the authentic, it would perform as a remake through modern cinematography, and certain a story that doesn’t precisely comply with the previous’s conclusion (as such could be a little bit implausible and lazy). Given Adam Shankman’s familiarity with film musicals, he could give the Divine Miss M just a few photographs to sing a spell over the viewers as properly.  

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