AnnaSophia Robb, last seen in the under-appreciated Bridge To Terabithia, will be joining Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for the Disney film Witch Mountain, which director Andy Fickman is claiming isn’t a remake of the 1975 classic.

“Not remake,” Fickman told MTV Movies Blog. “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]. The original book is a very cool dark thriller. We’re pulling elements from that. It’s a much darker movie than in the 70s when they did Escape to Witch Mountain.”

Robb will play one of two siblings with supernatural abilities on the run from an evil millionaire, trying to make their way to the titular mountain and home.

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