Yup, Disney+ has a Hocus Pocus sequel bubbling away in the cauldron and they’ve finally shared the goss.
It’s nearly been 30 years since the original film. Now, the three original actors are reviving the Sanderson sisters — who wake up in modern-day Salem after they’re summoned by a different gal-trio.
Anne Fletcher will now direct the sequel. Adam Shankman was initially announced as the director on the project but is now an executive producer.
“As heartbroken as I am that I won’t be able to direct my friends Bette, Sarah Jessica and Kathy in what is sure to be nothing short of a major event for Disney+ due to scheduling conflicts, I couldn’t be more pleased to be handing over the reins to Anne, who has brought so much laughter and joy into people’s lives with her previous work,” he said.
“I am still grateful and proud to help shepherd this ingenious project as executive producer alongside producer Lynn Harris, whom I have loved and admired as a colleague and friend since she helped get me the job choreographing Boogie Nights.”
“Now more than ever, people need to laugh. We should be laughing every day, and there is so much fun to be had with these three unbelievable women playing delicious characters from such a beloved film,” says Anne Fletcher in a statement.
“I am so grateful to be able to play a part in bringing these witches back to life, and to be working with my friends at Disney again makes it all the more special. This is a movie for everyone, from the fans who grew up with the first film to the next generation of viewers, and I can’t wait to get started.”
The sequel is currently slated to premiere in Australia’s Spring next year.