“Hocus Pocus” is conjuring up a sequel!
As Variety reports, Disney+ is currently developing a long-awaited followup to the 1993 comedy about a trio of wackadoodle witches played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.
In the original, the three witches were placed under a curse in 1693 until accidentally resurrected 300 years later by a young boy who moves to the witches’ hometown of Salem, Massachusetts.
According to Variety, “Workaholics” writer and co-producer Jen D’Angelo is onboard to write the script, with no director yet attached.
When Variety first reported that a followup was in the works, it seemed like the three actresses had not committed yet. But on Nov. 1, Parker shared a picture from “Hocus Pocus” and replied to fan’s comments about a sequel.
“Any chance of a sequel?” wrote one person. “We have all said yes. Now we wait,” the actress replied.
Parker also replied “sure” to another fan who asked if there would be “Round 2?”
ET Canada has reached out to Parker’s rep to confirm her involvement.
While the film has become a Halloween cult favourite in the 25-plus years since its release, “Hocus Focus” was initially considered a box office flop, given that its budget was $28 million and the film earned just $39 million worldwide.