Last month came an announcement that Disney planned to remake the classic 1990s holiday feature “Hocus Pocus” into a telemovie for the Disney Channel.
Kenny Ortega, the director of the original, has voiced his support. However one of the original film’s stars, Bette Midler, is not so pleased. Speaking at the New York Restoration Project’s Hulaween party event which she hosted, she tells People:
“I know it’s cheap. It’s going to be cheap! I’m not sure what they’re going to do with my character. My character is very, very broad and I don’t know who they’re going to find to play that.”
Asked if she would make a cameo appearance, she responded: “No, no no!”. Scarlett Lacy (“The Royals”) pens and David Kirschner directs the new take on the property which has yet to be cast.