Disney has made it official. A Hocus Pocus TV movie is in the works but the new project will have a new cast and new director.
Of course, the original Disney film starred three fabulous witches played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.
According to Deadline, the TV movie, in the early stages of development now, will be a “reimagining” of the original. Rumors of a remake or sequel have been bubbling for centuries.
(As for why it’s taken so long, Midler once joked that Disney was having “trouble finding a virgin.”)
The three original stars have all said they’d love to come back, so why not? SJP has said,
“I would love that. I think we’ve all been fairly vocal about being very keen, but that hasn’t created any ground swell of movement.”
Will Hocus Pocus still have some magic without the original Sanderson sisters? We shall see.
(Photo, Disney; via Vanity Fair)