The Sanderson Sisters will rise once again in a “Hocus Pocus” TV remake but Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy won’t reprise their roles.
Deadline reports that the film will be made for Disney Channel and include a new cast. The original film’s director Kenny Ortega also is not attached to the project.
Scarlett Lacey (“The Royals”) will pen the script and David Kirschner, who produced the 1993 film, will executive produce.
“Hocus Pocus” told the story of three witch sisters who are brought back to life by a virgin lighting a candle.
A remake of the cult Halloween classic hasn’t been exciting news for everyone. Some people took to Twitter to complain that without the original cast, the film won’t be the same.
— Brad (@BRADKREATIVE) September 28, 2017
Good morning to everyone except the person who decided to remake Hocus Pocus as a Disney Channel movie
— Nicole Pomarico (@nicolepomarico) September 28, 2017
Unless Winifred Sanderson is being played by RuPaul, I will not be watching this Hocus Pocus remake.
— Theatre Critic Trump (@TrumpMusicals) September 28, 2017
No release date has been announced.