The new film will be produced by Oscar-winning directors Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo del Toro.
Del Toro was earlier attached to direct the project but had to step aside due to scheduling conflicts, reported Variety.
The book follows a boy who stumbles upon a coven of child-hating witches he must stop — even though he has been turned into a mouse. It was previously adapted by the Warner Bros into a 1990 film, starring Anjelica Huston in the lead.
Zemeckis will pen the script for the new film along with his ImageMovers partner Jack Rapke.
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