Talking with Empire Online, Alfonso Cuaron confirms that he’s serving only as a producer on the new film version of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches”.
“I’m excited about it – I really hope we can put it together…I’ve always wanted to do a version of Roald Dahl’s very naughty Uncle Oswald” says Cuaron who adds that his friend Guillermo del Toro “wrote this amazing screenplay really quickly” for the project which will be more faithful to the book than the previous adaptation.
Don’t expect this new take to share much of a similarity with that 1990 live-action adaptation starring Anjelica Huston, Brenda Blethyn and Rowan Atkinson. “It won’t be like the original Nicholas Roeg version, which was a beautiful film – because Guillermo wants to do it completely in stop-motion animation.”
Cuaron’s next film is the road movie “A Boy and his Shoe” which begins filming next Spring in England, Scotland and France.