“Hocus Pocus” Scribe On The Sequel’s Status

For over two decades there’s been rumors of a sequel to 1993’s “Hocus Pocus,” and now finally it seems all that talk might have some weight to it.

Filmmaker Mick Garris penned the original magical holiday tale of the magical Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker) and spoke with Forbes (via BD) about the status of a potential follow-up:

“There have been rumors of a Hocus Pocus sequel for the last 10 years that will not die. I have heard they are developing the script, I haven’t been involved in it but I think there will be a sequel it might be for Disney Channel or Freeform or ABC. I think it will be for television but I hear that it is moving ahead.”

Garris was then asked if he thinks the original cast members would return to reprise their roles:

“I think they are, yeah, I think they are. If they don’t do that I think it would be a big mistake because all three of them are still so incredibly potent and powerful and great performers and who else can recreate those characters?”

The original film grossed $39 million before being adjusted for inflation.