A Hocus Pocus Remake is Officially in the Works & We’re Freaking Out!
Wands at the ready, witches, because the fan-favorite Halloween classic Hocus Pocus is getting a remake, featuring an all new cast… yeah, you heard that right — Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker will NOT be involved. And while we’re obviously bummed about this, we’re even more EXCITED that one of our fave movies is coming back from the metaphorical dead!!
Anyone who is EVERYONE looks forward to the entire month of October, not for dressing up, not for the endless amounts of candy, but for constant Hocus Pocus reruns at any given hour of the day… you know, the movie about the Sanderson sisters who were awoken from the dead when a virgin lit the black flame candle? Yeah, that movie.
For years now, there have been talks to recreate the 1993 film, but FINALLY a Disney Channel spokesperson confirmed a new iteration of the spooky classic is in the early development phase, with a script from The Royals‘ Scarlett Lacey and one of the original film’s producers, David Kirschner, returning to executive produce.
One of the flick’s original screenwriters, Mick Garris, told opened up about the film that’s been loved from every generation, saying, “It’s kind of remarkable and fantastic to have something brought to the screen like that and to have it embraced generation after generation. Everybody I meet, it’s either their daughters or their own favorite movie and it’s incredibly exciting.”
He added, “I have heard they are developing the script. I haven’t been involved in it, but I think there will be a sequel it might be for Disney Channel or Freeform or ABC. I think it will be for television but I hear that it is moving ahead.”
Sounds like a dream come true, BUT what irked many fans was that it was also reported that the remake will also feature an entirely new cast. But you know what they say — if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! And already begun putting in their two cents on the newcomers.
Except now it's set in New Orleans and about Voodoo Queens. Zendaya looks creole af. This could work. Since it's in New Orleans special
— VisenyaTheConqueror (@ASamantha) July 15, 2017
Someone better be taking notes on this star-studded suggestion and propose the idea to the writers ASAP, because this is one cast we can fully get behind!
Remember when these actors were in a DCOM before starring on their hit Disney show?
DCOM: Camp Rock (2008)
Disney Channel Series: Sonny With a Chance (2009-2011)
Although Demi had previously gotten roles on Barney and Friends, Prison Break, her career totally took off once she landed her lead gig in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Camp Rock alongside the Jonas Brothers.
The "Confident" singer wound up getting her very own TV show from that experience and also shot the sequel to Camp Rock, which premiered during the second season of Sonny.
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