Adam Shankman is about to forged a spell on Disney+.
Selection is reporting right this moment that Shankman, whose credit embody Hairspray and A Stroll to Bear in mind, will spearhead the long-rumored Hocus Pocus 2. Workaholics author and co-producer Jen D’Angelo is behind the sequel’s script with Lynn Harris on producing duties.
No phrase but on whether or not the unique forged – specifically Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy – will reprise their respective roles, however all three actresses have gone on file about desirous to return as Salem’s cackling witches. Disney is actually hopeful, too, as sources near Selection declare that, whereas nothing has been finalized, the Powers That Be need the trio of actresses to headline Hocus Pocus 2, versus mounting a full reboot.
Kenny Ortega was the brains behind the 1993 cult traditional, and we’re intrigued to learn how Shankman and his crew will current Hocus Pocus 2 to the modern-day viewers. A Halloween launch window is definitely on the playing cards, although one suspects that Halloween 2020 shall be too fast of a turnaround.
Frankly, we’re very happy to attend one other 12 months if it means reuniting the Sanderson sisters after three a long time spent aside. The unique ended with Max, Dani and Allison defeating the Sandersons, seemingly for good. However information of a Hocus Pocus 2 certainly signifies that hassle is afoot in Salem, Massachusetts.
It’s taken an terrible very long time – too lengthy, some would possibly argue – however Hocus Pocus 2 has formally been given the go-ahead at Disney with Adam Shankman within the director’s chair. Now all we’d like is affirmation that Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy (and Thora Birch!) will return and everybody shall be dandy. Extra on this long-gestating sequel as extra data involves mild.