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?
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