Well, holy smoking mice from Hell, son. It looks as if one of the scariest children’s films (ever), is getting the inevitable reboot. Almost thirty years after Angelica Huston slipped on, or off rather, the face of The Grand High Witch hell-bent on ridding the world of all the “smelly childrens” by turning them into mice, our spawns of this generation will get a modernized Zemeckis version of the film.
Though I must confess, the thought that anyone could outdo the fantastic combination of Huston and what ended up to be, Jim Henson’s last film, is kind of laughable. But hey, if anyone could do it, it would most certainly be Zemeckis, and by god, he has the help of Guillermo del Toro! What more could we really ask for here!?
According to an exclusive with Variety, Zemeckis is in final negotiations with Warner Bros. Studios to direct the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic 1973 book and is expected to come to conclusions shortly. Zemeckis is also slated to pen the script and partner Jack Rapke is set to produce along with horror phenom Guillermo del Toro.
More details on this one as it trickles in, because oh man guys, this is pretty awesome. Thoughts on this remake? Sound off below!