December 6, 2022

The film will hit the service from October 22nd in time for Halloween

After Warner Bros. pulled the theatrical release of director Robert Zemeckis’ remake of the Roald Dahl novel ‘The Witches‘ from its release schedule, all eyes were on the studio to see how they would proceed with regards to releasing the film. What strategy they would implement to get the movie out there. And today, we have an answer. It has been announced that the film will bypass theatres completely and go straight to the HBO Max streaming service instead. The film will hit the service from October 22nd in time for Halloween and has received a PG rating for ‘Scary images/moments, language and thematic elements’.  To announce the film hitting HBO Max, a poster has been released:



And if that isn’t enough to have you casting a spell with glee, the studio has also released the superb new trailer. Check it out below:

The film stars Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, and Stanley Tucci. The film’s adaptation has been written by Roberts Zemeckis, Kenya Barris, and Guillermo Del Toro, which immediately raises the value and the tone of the film. No other news has been released with regards to how the film will be released outside of the United States, whether it will be released in cinemas around the world or go straight to the PVOD market instead. We will keep you updated with any further developments or news regarding the film and its fate overseas.


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Carl Roberts is a Senior Entertainment/Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!


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