While rumors of a sequel have circulated for over a decade, it seems now that the family friendly 1993 Halloween movie Hocus Pocus is actually getting a remake, which will feature an all new cast and air on the Disney Channel.
Deadline reports today that the Disney Channel is in the early stages of development on a Hocus Pocus TV movie, a reimagining of the 1993 Walt Disney feature, which starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the villainous but lovable Sanderson sisters, who are inadvertently resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts.
The remake is being written by Scarlett Lacey (The Royals), with David Kirschner, producer on the original movie, on board to executive produce.
The 1993 film was written by Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris, based on a story by Garris and Kirschner, and directed by Kenny Ortega. Garris hinted at a possible Hocus Pocus TV project in a recent interview.
The Hocus Pocus TV remake will have a new cast and a new director.
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