'The Witches Of Eastwick' Remake in the Works from 'Pleasure' Director Ninja Thyberg
Published Aug 25, 2021Time to put your witch hats on! Swedish director Ninja Thyberg has been tapped by Warner Bros. to remake George Miller's classic 1987 film, The Witches of Eastwick.
The film, which was adapted from the John Updike novel of the same name, follows three women — played by Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon — who live in a small town and become entranced by a mysterious newcomer played by Jack Nicholson.
According to Screen Daily, a deal for the project was signed last week and will begin shooting in the States on a yet-to-be-determined date. Thyberg is about to start writing the script, but it's not yet confirmed if her screenplay will be based on Miller's original version or if she'll conjure up a comparable narrative.
There's also no word on if the previous actors have signed onto the project in any capacity, but here's hoping they'll have at least a cameo to reinvigorate the witchy energy they brought to the film 34 years ago.
The 1987 film, which was also made by Warner Bros., was nominated for Best Original Score and Best Sound at the Oscars in 1988.
The Witches of Eastwick remake will be Thyberg's sophomore feature-length directorial stint. Her debut, Pleasure, premiered at the online Sundance Film Festival in January. It has yet to receive a Canadian release date.