Twist the bones and bend the back… itch-it-a-cop-it-a-Mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca Disney is in the early stages of development on a small screen reimagining of the 1993 cult Halloween classic ‘Hocus Pocus.’
Directed by Kenny Ortega, the original starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters, three outlandishly wild witches who are hanged in Salem on All Hallow’s Eve of 1693. Three hundred years later, the villainous trio are resurrected on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers (Omri Katz and Vinessa Shaw), a young girl (Thora Birch), and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.
According to the site’s sources, the movie will feature a completely new cast and director. Scarlett Lacey (‘The Royals’) will shape the script for the reboot, and David Kirschner – who produced the original – is on board to executive produce.