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Jim Henson’s “The Witches” is getting a Remake

As reported by BloodDisgusting.com, Robert Zemeckis is in negotiation to direct the latest adaptation of Roald Dahl's book. The previous adaptation was Jim Henson's last film which starred Angelica Huston. That film was a family friendly although a bit horrifying tale of a young boy

As reported by BloodDisgusting.com, Robert Zemeckis is in negotiation to direct the latest adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book. The previous adaptation was Jim Henson’s last film which starred Angelica Huston. That film was a family friendly although a bit horrifying tale of a young boy who stumbles upon a coven of witches planning on turning the worlds children into mice.

This new adaptation was originally locked in on Guillermo Del Toro to helm the directing chair but, due to scheduling problems he will only serve as producer with Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, Gravity). This will be a fun and welcomed return for Zemeckis who is best known for the Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Death Becomes Her, Forrest Gump and the Frighteners. Zemeckis will also pen the script, with his partner Jack Rapke producing through their banner ImageMovers.

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