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.
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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