Disney+ continues in its devilish plans to dominate the streaming wars by mining another beloved property to sit alongside Star Wars, Marvel, The Simpsons et al. - with reports flying in that Hocus Pocus 2 is in development.
Now this might be a head-scratcher to some, but despite the family-friendly Witch-based feature failing to ignite the box-office back in 1993, it went on to be a major player on home video, fast becoming a Halloween favourite and a gateway horror flick for curious kids who weren’t old enough to rent *Googles what else was released in 1993* Jason Goes to Hell. (Turns out ’93 was a terrible year for horror.)
Chiefly known for her work on the popular sitcom Workaholics, actress/writer Jen D’Angelo has been tasked with creating a screenplay good enough to entice its original stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy back to their brooms. Will she succeed, or will they be forced to go the reboot route instead? Sadly we possess zero supernatural abilities, so we can’t answer that one. Although having not had an acting gig in 17 years, its then-teen star Omri Katz (remember him in the brilliant Eerie, Indiana?) could probably be persuaded back on the promise of unlimited craft services.
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