“Hocus Pocus” Telemovie To Be A Remake

Earlier this week, writer and filmmaker Mick Garris hinted that a sequel to 1993’s beloved Disney magical family comedy “Hocus Pocus” may finally be in the works in the form of a telemovie.

Today, Deadline reports that the Disney Channel is in the early stages of development on a “Hocus Pocus” telemovie which is NOT a sequel but a reimagining of the property with “The Royals” writer Scarlett Lacey penning the new take.

As a result, it means Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy won’t be back with this take boasting an all-new cast. Kenny Ortega, who helmed the original and numerous Disney Channel telemovies like the “High School Musical” series, won’t be back either.

David Kirschner, a producer on the original movie, on board to executive produce the story which again will deal with what happens when three villainous witches are inadvertently resurrected in Salem.