Guillermo del Toro (director of Hellboy and Blade II is teaming with fellow Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) on an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1973 book The Witches for Warner Bros, according to Variety.
Cuaron will produce the film, while Del Toro is set to direct from his screenplay.
James and the Giant Peach and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory were both based on Dahl stories.
Del Toro said his "Witches" adaptation would be "quite smaller but most likely very much designed," alluding to the eye-popping look of the previous movies. He has written 70-plus pages of what he expects will be a 100-page screenplay.
British director Nicolas Roeg made a theatrical adaptation of The Witches in 1989.
Del Toro has not determined the start of principal photography.