9:34 am EDT, September 28, 2017

Happy Fall: A ‘Hocus Pocus’ ‘remake’ is officially in development

Oh look, another glorious morning! Disney Channel is developing a Hocus Pocus remake.

According to Deadline, the “reimagining” is being penned by The Royals writer Scarlett Lacey and a producer of the original Hocus Pocus from 1993, David Kirschner. He’ll executive produce this remake.

The new Hocus Pocus definitely does not sound like a sequel. The report indicates that there will be a new cast and director, though it’d be crazy to not bring back original film stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy for at least a cameo.

In fact, the three actresses have been vocal about their interest in returning for a new movie.

Related: The 10 best moments of Hocus Pocus

Three years ago, Bette Midler made some exciting remarks about a potential sequel and her involvement: “Inundate the Disney company, because I have canvassed the girls and they are wiling to do it, but we have no say in it, so if you want a HOCUS POCUS 2, ask the Walt Disney company. You have been SO adorable. This has been most enlightening. SISTAHS!”

Perhaps Disney Channel is looking to create a new franchise based on the cult classic. This might be the reason why they’re going the reboot route instead of a doing a sequel — It’d be pretty cool to see the Sanderson Sisters up to some wicked adventures every Halloween.

While we wait, be sure to check out these Thirteen frighteningly fun facts about Hocus Pocus

Source: Deadline

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