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It’s been a big day for superhero news (as you can probably tell), and now the unlikeliest super-news of them all is starting to hit the airwaves.

According to Deadline, the latest property to undergo the remaking knife will be Sabrina the Teenage Witch, but instead of catching up with Sabrina after learning how to develop her powers, it will be an origin story running along the same vein as Spider-Man.

Scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (they wrote Die In A Gunfight for MRC) will write the script, and Real Steel producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford are producing. Mark Waters, who worked on the presentation that Sony Pictures sparked to, might direct depending on scheduling. Archie Comics’ Jon Goldwater will be executive producer and screenwriter Jeff Stockwell, who also worked on the presentation, will be co-producer.

Sabrina previously had been turned into animated tv series in 1969, 1971 and again in 1999 and the source material was turned into the Melissa Joan Hart sitcom that ran seven seasons. While the tone of the movie will be edgier, they are keeping her talking black cat Salem, who here is a transformed prince creating unique love stories for Sabrina. The project is a priority for the studio with Doug Belgrad and Hannah Minghella fast tracking the negotiations.

What do you think? We’re not sure if “superhero” style would be the most accurate way to describe a film about a teenager learning to develop magical powers. It DOES however sound like something vaguely familiar, now what could that possibly be?

  • Theaterboy1

    This sounds interesting!! I am a fan of Sabrina in all forms (the animated series as well as the Melissa Joan Hart version) so I will be seeing this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

    wow, i haven’t seen this show in years. 

  • Mitchel Clow

    So…Sabrina’s going to fall in love with Salem? 0_0

    • http://twitter.com/StarkidSims Simone

      god please no

  • rdh014

    WOW. Um…what is Hollywood doing to our favorite old shows??

    I’m not sure how I feel about this AT ALL.

    Considering the series with Melissa Joan Heart is one of my favorite sitcoms from when I was younger, I will be seriously upset if they screw it up. 

  • Mel823

    I love Sabrina the Teenage Witch (show and comics), but how much of an origins story can they possibly do?

  • Glaciusx

    No thank you!

  • Oscar

    This would be brilliant, except for two things:

    Edgier? I hope that doesn’t mean that the comedy is going to go away, because that would defeat the whole purpose.

    Salem is a transformed prince creating unique love stories for Sabrina? WHAT THE HELL? Sure, change backstories, change plotlines, but you can’t change Salem to THAT extent. That defeats the whole… Salem-ness of him. Please, let this all be a bad dream… please. A Salem-Sabrina love story is just… sickening.

    • http://www.facebook.com/naejacceber Becca Harris

      I didnt take it to mean that there will be a Salem/Sabrina lovestory. I’m thinking along the lines of Salem providing different love interests for her. I could be completely wrong, it wouldn’t be the first time.

      • Oscar

         What do you mean, providing different love interests for her? I really hope you’re right, though.

  • Plat

    Oh neat! I used to watch the cartoon and series. Hopefully this will be as good as them. Can’t wait to see more. 

  • me.

    “While the tone of the movie will be edgier, they are keeping her talking black cat Salem, who here is a transformed prince creating unique love stories for Sabrina” I was somewhat okay with this, until I read that. 

  • LilyLuna

    I’m a bit scared honestly. The live action sitcom is one of my favorite shows of all time and has been since I was a little kid. I don’t know if I’ll take well to the changes in the movie.

  • http://twitter.com/PikakeFlor Jasmine Alvarado

    No. No. NO. NO!! JUST NO!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t. I just can’t–just no! WHAT THE HELL!?!?!?!?!? NO!!!!!!!!

  • Shelby_W

    This sounds…. Interesting.

  • akacj18

    this sounds like crap. i’ll wait until it develops more.

  • Don’t mess with my childhod

    SALEM WILL ALWAYS BE A FAILED WORLD DICTATOR!!! HOW DARE THEY!!!

    • Oscar

       Nice username!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joey-Mangum/1820064015 Joey Mangum

    NO DEAR GOD PLEASE!

  • http://twitter.com/AubreyLeigh2010 Aubrey McElmeel

    Umm. No. Don’t try to fix what isn’t broken.

  • Jen

    Didn’t the old movie handle an origin story already?

  • http://twitter.com/StarkidSims Simone

    Hmmmmm…. I reserve judgement

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