Warner Bros. has unveiled the first trailer for The Witches. Initially set to be a theatrical release, it will now bow on HBO Max on Oct. 22.

Her’s the description: Based on the timeless story, the reimagined Roald Dahl’s The Witches’is flying into your homes, premiering exclusively in the U.S. on HBO Max on October 22.  Robert Zemeckis, the Oscar-winning director and master storyteller, brings a fresh sense of humor along with warmth and the unexpected to what is sure to be a Halloween favorite! It’s a wickedly funny and heartwarming tale about a young boy who stumbles upon a secret coven of witches and, with the help of his loving grandmother, must try to stop their evil plan to turn all the world’s children into mice. Roald Dahl’s The Witches is the film the whole family can enjoy together this Halloween season.

The film stars Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth, Jahzir Bruno and Chris Rock. Alonso Cuaron and Guillermo del Toro are producers and Cuaron and Kenya Barris wrote the screenplay.

Watch the trailer below:

Photo: Warner Bros.