More in a Race to Witch Mountain


Ciaran Hinds (“Rome”) and Alexander Ludwig (The Seeker) have joined the cast of Race to Witch Mountain, Disney’s reimagining of its 1975 adventure movie Escape to Witch Mountain.

Andy Fickman will direct what is described as an action thriller, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and AnnaSophia Robb.

Disney-based Andrew Gunn, whose College Road Trip opens Friday, is producing via his Gunn Films.

The adaptation revolves around a pair of paranormal-powered siblings (Ludwig, Robb) who, with the help of a Las Vegas cab driver (Johnson), go on the run from a diabolical group of men who wish to exploit their abilities. Hinds will play the nefarious leader of the pack.

Matt Lopez wrote the current “Witch” draft. The studio is eyeing a late March start in Los Angeles.