Variety are exclusively revealing that Robert Zemeckis is looking good to direct a new version of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s tale The Witches.
Zemeckis has been quiet for a while, the last film I remember was Flight, but he is an innovative, brave, experimental director who is always looking for ways to push technology forward. This has sometimes ended up with iffy films like Beowulf and The Polar Express, but you deny the ambition and when he pulls it off, such as in Contact or Back to the Future, it can be dazzling.
The Witches is a fabulous story and is ideal for a dark, wicked kids film. I for one will watch, this story with interest.