The Witches of Eastwick: the remake is coming

The Witches of Eastwick: the remake is coming

The Witches of Eastwick

The Witches of Eastwick (The Witches of Eastwick) the famous 1987 film directed by George Miller, based on the novel of the same name by John Updike, will be re-released in a remake produced by Warner Bros, by Ninja Thyberg, best known for directing and co-writing Pleasure, the 2021 drama starring Sofia Kappel, Revika Anne Reustle, Evelyn Claire, Chris Cock, Dana DeArmond and Kendra Spade, who will direct and write the screenplay.

The Witches of Eastwick: the remake

We still don't know a release date. The Witches of Eastwick remake will be shot in the United States, but it is currently unclear whether it will be based on George Miller's original film or John Updike's novel The Widows of Eastwick.

The Witches of Eastwick ( 1987)

As for the production, the remake sees the producers of The Great Gatsby and the Divergent trilogy, Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher, on the staff, while no details have been revealed on the casting. We just have to wait for new information.

We remind you, however, that this is not the first re-adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. An ABC television show titled Eastwick ran for only one season in 2009, while the 1992 and 2002 pilots were not taken for the series. The story was also adapted into a stage musical, and Updike released a sequel novel called The Widows of Eastwick in 2008.

About the Witches of Eastwick movie

The Witches of George Miller's Eastwick was released in 1987. The protagonists, the three witches, were played by Susan Sarandon, Cher and Michelle Pfeiffer while Jack Nicholson played the mysterious Daryl Van Horne.

As for the plot the film focuses on three women, each of whom is dissatisfied with her own life but unaware that she is a witch. Horne's arrival sets in motion strange events that lead women to discover their powers.

In Italy the film was broadcast for the first time on Rete 4 on a Thursday in March 1992, at 8.30 pm while the Blue-Ray was released on October 19, 2010 and you can find it on Amazon!

‘The Witches of Eastwick’ Remake Finds Its Director

Sundance darling Nina Thyberg is reformatting the 1987 classic The Witches of Eastwick. The exciting newcomer is responsible for directing “Pleasure”, a project which stirred the cauldron at Sundance 2021, Screen Daily reports.

Warner Bros. and Thyberg signed the deal in blood last week and the film is rumored to be headed to cameras next year. While the original is a stone-cold classic, it’s in desperate need of a fresh take… one which is not exclusively crafted by a team of middle-aged men. If you haven’t seen The Witches of Eastwick in a while, revisit it to see what I mean. Alison Bechdel would have notes.

Reports indicate that Thyberg’s Pleasure expertly subverts the male gaze. Could she be the perfect choice to reimagine this problematic favorite?

The Witches of Eastwick was based on the 1984 John Updike novel of the very same name. In the book and original feature, three women lead sexually unfulfilled lives in a town of creeps and religious zealots. All of that changes when an ugly middle-aged dude with a bunch of cash rolls into town and uses their insecurities to coerce them into the world’s hottest, most charismatic harem. Also, he’s the devil and the women kind of have powers, but only when battling dudes.

The original film starred Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Susan Sarandon. It’s worth (re)watching for the cast alone, not to mention the incredible directing by George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road).

Subsequently, Thyberg turned heads with her short film “Pleasure” in 2013, which she adapted into a feature for the 2021 festival. The original revolved around a 19-year-old who leaves Sweden for L.A. hoping to become a world-famous porn star. But, of course, things do not go as planned.

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