Classic 90s kids movie Hocus Pocus is getting a long-awaited sequel. The development has been a very long an slow process. Moreover, the releasing-movie will be a reboot. It also means that the original cast might not be completely included. Also the young star, Thora Birch is now in her mid-30s.
However, reports suggest that the project is picking up the pace and the movie will stream on the newly launched Disney+. So the earliest we can expect it to arrive is by the end of 2020.
In comparison to the new one, the original cast included Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters, Omri Katz (a teenage boy Max), Thora Birch (Max’s little sister Dani) and Vinessa Shaw (Allison).
Consequently, cameos by the characters of the first movie are possible. But the inclusion of the complete previous cast is not possible.
In the original movie Hocus Pocus (1993), three witches, the Sanderson sisters were burned at the stake in 17th century Salem. Unfortunately, a teen boy named Max moves to Salem ending up at the witches’ old home. He lights the Black Flame Candle accidentally bringing back the Sandersons from the dead.
What we are expecting?
Directed by Kenny Ortega, the movie followed the adventures of a teenager called Max, his little sister Dani and local girl Allison to stop the resurrected sisters.
There have been rumours about a script in development. However, the production house has not involved Keny Ortega (director of the first movie) in the making of Hocus Pocus 2. Disney has hired Jen D’Angelo to write the script of the reboot.
Disney is yet to release a first look or trailer for the movie. For more details about the movie, here’s a link to the video.
Finally, all we can do is wait for Disney to complete this project ASAP. This might turn out to be a nostalgic moment of millions of adults who loved the first movie as kids.