Stop this reporter if you’ve heard this before: Disney is preparing to launch a “Hocus Pocus” reboot, this time for Disney+.
What happened: Disney will reportedly reboot the famous 1993 kids horror film for the streaming service platform, according to Deadline. The project is in early development. TV writer and producer Jen D’Angelo (“Workaholics,” “LA to Vegas”) is attached to write the project.
It’s unclear whether or not the film will be a direct sequel to the original project, which starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.
- “None of them are attached at the moment, but the studio is hopeful that they’ll be involved with the sequel in some capacity,” according to Collider. “Since the project is still in early development at Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, it remains unclear whether they’ll be the main characters, or whether we’ll see them pass the proverbial torch to a new generation of witches.:”
According to Deadline, “there is hope that Midler, Parker and Najimy could reprise their roles in some shape or form.”
Flashback: We’ve heard about “Hocus Pocus” reboots before. In 2017, there were rumors that Disney Channel planned to release a “Hocus Pocus” TV movie, which would be a reimagining of the original film, as reported by the Deseret News.