With a new take on Roald Dahl’s The Witches in development, we’ve now got word on where the film will be set.
Via Allocine, the Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron-produced take on Dahl’s 1973 novel will be set in the Gothic South in the 1960s. Director Robert Zemeckis revealed the news to the outlet.
The only other information that we have on The Witches is that Anne Hathaway has been offered a role in the picture. No concrete casting news has been made public at this stage, however.
For those not familiar with Dahl’s The Witches, the official synopsis on the source material reads:
A boy's parents die in a car crash, so he goes to live in Norway with his grandmother. She tells him stories about witches, who have claws instead of finger nails, bald heads, large nose holes, square feet, and blue spit.
Of course, the book was famously adapted in 1990 by Nicolas Roeg. This latest effort, though, will pull more from the source material than Roeg’s movie.
Expect more on The Witches as it continues to develop.