The 1993 supernatural comedy film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy has become a cult classic in recent years.
Less than a week before Halloween come reports that Disney+ is looking into developing a sequel to the cult classic 1993 film "Hocus Pocus." It's like magic or something!
According to Collider, "Workaholics" co-producer and writer Jen D'Angelo is attached to script the revival, with no word yet on if the streamer is looking at a possible film, mini-series or full series treatment. These days, anything is possible.
The original starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches cursed since the era of the Salem witch trials. Resurrected in modern-day America, they're horrified to find that Halloween is a holiday played for fun, laughs and candy. Omri Katz played the young boy who wound up reviving them, with Thora Birch as his sister.
None of the original witchy sisters have yet been attached to the project, but Disney is hopeful, with Collider noting that D'Angelo has been tasked with trying to corral their involvement in some capacity.
Midler, in particular, seems to have a fondness for the project, with Billboard reporting she appeared in character as Winifred Sanderson for a Halloween event as recently as 2016.
None of the women are currently tied up in massive long-term film projects or television series productions, which should give hope for fans of the kooky classic that maybe one or all of the on-screen sisters could at least make a cameo appearance. Or, even better, they could simply take up the reins of the project and lead again.
While it's a streaming service, Disney+ is already one of the marquee products coming to market, with big-budget "Star Wars" and Marvel Cinematic Universe projects slated to premiere there, not to mention Disney's next live-action adaptation, "Lady and the Tramp."
In other words, this is not your typical streaming service or media platform.
While Variety notes that it wasn't a massive box office success upon initial release, making only $39 million globally on a $28 million budget, the subsequent years have been kind to the film, with it emerging as something of a cult classic.