Hocus Pocus

The Sanderson Sisters may be on their way to theaters, thanks to Tina Fey.  The SNL alum is in some way connected to a new cinematic version of the Halloween classic witch which originally arrived in 1993 and has since become an annual viewing ritual every fall for many.

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For those that are appalled by the idea of a remake or of remakes in general, there may be some hope as this movie seems far from a done deal and should it materialize, it is probably won’t be for a few years.  And it isn’t a remake according to Fey.

When asked about this project, Fey simply remarked:

“There’s a script in development, it is not so much a remake.”

Does that mean it’s a sequel?  Or a brand new film inspired by the original?

The original ‘Hocus Pocus’ arrived in theaters in 1993 to scathing reviews.  The film starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimi as the Sanderson Sisters, Winifred, Sarah and Mary, three witches executed during the Salem Witch Trials only to be resurrected to wreak havoc on a “modern” day Salem.

Despite its negative initial reception, the film, directed by Kenny Ortega, has become a cult classic.  At one point, Midler expressed interest in participating in a new film and stated that Parker and Najimi would also be on board, but most recently, she was quoted as saying “After all these years and all the fan demand, I do believe I can stand and firmly say an unequivocal no,” as to whether she would return.

As for Fey, she has a lot on her plate.  She is the producer of Netflix hit ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ and is developing a Broadway musical based on her film ‘Mean Girls’.

Bette Midler is now occupying her time with Twitter-feuding with Justin Beiber and the Kardashians.

Will the stars align for a new version of ‘Hocus Pocus’?  Or rather should they?  Do you want to see a new version or are you happy with the original?

Source: Screen Rant