AnnaSophia Robb (Bridge to Terabithia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has joined Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and director Andy Fickman as the female lead in Witch Mountain, Disney's upcoming remake of the 1975 classic, according to MTV:

"Not remake," Fickman corrected. "We didn't want to come in and just simply do a remake of a movie that we all really liked growing-up. It's a new chapter within the world of Witch Mountain. I think that for people who have seen the original, they're going to be very happy with the direction were going. And with people who've never seen it, I think it'll be an exciting ride for them [as well]."

According to Fickman, the biggest difference may be one of tone. "The original book is a very cool dark thriller. We're pulling elements from that," he revealed. "It's a much darker movie than in the 70s when they did 'Escape to Witch Mountain.'"

The film, scheduled for a 2009 release, is a modern re-imagining of its classic 1975 adventure movie Escape to Witch Mountain, about a pair of siblings, endowed with paranormal powers, who go on the run from a diabolical group of men who wish to exploit their abilities.

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