A new version of the “Hocus Pocus” movie will soon put a spell on you.
The original film follows a villainous trio of witches who get accidentally resurrected by a boy on Halloween in Salem, Mass. (Don’t you hate it when that happens?) It hasn’t been announced whether Parker, Midler and Najimy will reprise their roles or whether the focus will be on a new coven.
Although it wasn’t a flop at the time, the film was not considered a box office success, either. It went on to become a Halloween season camp classic for millennials years later, via annual October airings on Disney Channel and Freeform (formerly ABC Family).
This won’t be the first time Disney has tried to turn the witchy tale into a franchise. In 2017, the Mouse, which made the original film, was reportedly interested in conjuring up a “Hocus Pocus” TV movie featuring a new cast, but that never came to fruition. This will be Disney’s second attempt to revisit it.
The new version for Disney+ will be written by Jen D’Angelo (“Workaholics”). There’s no word yet on a premiere date, but Disney+ debuts Nov. 12.