It appears that the Sanderson Sisters will be making a return to get some long-awaited revenge!
Word is, a Hocus Pocus sequel is reportedly in the works at Disney for Disney Plus. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com reports that Workaholics writer and co-producer Jen D’Angelo has been hired by the House of Mouse to write the screenplay for Hocus Pocus 2.
What we are hearing is that a Hocus Pocus 2 project is intended to be a part of the company’s Disney+ streaming service, according to Collider who dropped the news first.
Pre-production has only just begun, so there’s no telling just how soon we might be able to check out the sequel on the small screen. But if you’re fans of Hocus Pocus like us, then Hocus Pocus 2 alone would certainly be worth the price of a subscription.
According to reports D’Angelo is expected to creatively find the right way to bring back its three lead actresses from the original movie to reprise their roles as the Sanderson Sisters for Hocus Pocus 2.
The plan right now is that Hocus Pocus 2 is to be a direct sequel which continues the events of the 1993 classic, rather than rebooting the story entirely with new actresses playing the Sanderson Sisters. With the project is still very early in development, no talent has yet been signed on, and nobody from the first Hocus Pocus has been officially attached to the sequel. As for the original cast, the folks at Disney are hopeful all three lead actresses will return, though it remains to be seen.
If you recall, the original movie are Bette Midler as Winifred, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah, and Kathy Najimy as Mary – a trio of sibling witches who are inadvertently resurrected on Halloween by a teenager in Salem, Massachusetts. Co-starring with the three in the first Hocus Pocus Omri Katz, Thora Birch, and Vinessa Shaw. The screenplay was written by Mick Garris and Neil Cuthbert, based on an idea by Garris and producer David Kirschner. Kenny Ortega directed the cult classic movie.
The movie was not a hit in the box office back in 93, but repeated viewings every Halloween season have since made it a cult classic. The movie plays on television every October, forever keeping it fresh in the minds of its biggest fans.