The Witches Trailer Arrives As Remake Is Skipping Theaters And Heading To HBO Max

The updated movie based on a story by Roald Dahl will be arriving on the new streaming service soon.

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In 2020, movies were pushed back because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a few others have decided to skip theaters altogether and make the jump to streaming services. Most recently, Robert Zemeckis's The Witches is doing this and coming to HBO Max very soon. You can check out the trailer below.

Arriving to HBO Max on October 22, the news was revealed in a tweet from the streaming service company. Additionally, the very first poster for the film was unleashed upon the world as well, and then very quickly, the first trailer for the movie arrived as well.

Outside of the United States, the film will be getting a theatrical release, according to the Warner Bros. Pictures twitter account. However, a release date for the film overseas was not given.

The Witches is about a young orphaned boy (Jahzir Bruno), who lives with his grandmother (Octavia Spencer). The duo head to a resort but they come across a convention for witches, led by the Grand High Witch (Anne Hathaway). The Witches have a plan for how to rid the world of children. Dahl published the book in 1983, and in 1990, it was made into an very memorable movie starring Anjelica Huston.

Aside from The Witches, it was also revealed recently that the second Borat movie would be skipping theaters as well and heading to Amazon Prime Video by the end of October. The first trailer for the movie was recently revealed.

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Old version: Jim Henson practical effects, Anjelica Huston, no woke-ness

New Version: CGI, Anne Hathaway, woke

I’ll take the old version 10 times out of 10

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Seriously? PC/SJW friendly witches? Thank you WB for falling into Disney's footsteps.

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Chris Rock's voice over of the kid was hilarious, Everybody Hates Chris memories abound, just too funny. This might be a good movie.

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