Disney Channel To Remake ‘Hocus Pocus’

Come little children.

Hocus Pocus remake is in the works, causing an uproar in fans of the cult classic everywhere.

Disney Channel announced they are teaming up with David Kirschner, who produced the original 1993 film that Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker made iconic with their portrayal of the Sanderson Sisters.

The cult classic centers on three sisters who are hanged for killing a young child in Salem, Mass. during the witch trials. After 300 years, they are resurrected after a virgin, Max, lights a candle, and they set out to terrorize the town once again in search of children’s souls. The film was originally released in theaters but only grossed $39 million at the box office but has since becomes a must-watch during Halloween, and a staple of Freeform’s “13 Night of Halloween” movie marathon.

The newest itteration will be a made-for-TV film focusing on a brand new set of characters from writer Scarlett Lacey (The Royals) and Kirschner. It’s unclear if any of the original cast members are in talks to make cameos.

In 2016, Sarah Jessica Parker told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live! that she would be totally open to the idea of a possible sequel, despite Midler’s aversion to it.

“I think we’ve all been fairly vocal about being very keen,” she said.

A release date hasn’t been announced as Disney Channel is in the early stages of development.

 

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