Adam Shankman will direct “Hocus Pocus 2” at Disney Plus.
The film — a sequel to 1993’s cult hit “Hocus Pocus” starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker. Kathy Najimy — changed into written through “Workaholics” writer and co-producer Jen D’Angelo. Lynn Harris will produce.
Shankman is currently in pre-manufacturing on Disney’s “Enchanted” sequel, titled “Disenchanted.” It’s yet to be determined which movie can be inside the works first.
The original “Hocus Pocus” cast contributors are not connected to the sequel. However, Disney is hopeful that they’ll turn out to be worried in a few potentials. Sources say that preferably, the trio of actresses will reprise their roles, in place of having to reboot the first film completely.
Hocus Pocus 2 Is Going To Be Bigger Than Ever
“Hocus Pocus” accompanied 3 witch sisters who, after having been cursed because of 1693 in Salem. Are inadvertently resurrected three hundred years later with the aid of a boy whose circle of relatives has moved from Los Angeles to Salem. However, as the witches try to acclimate to the twentieth Century, they find out — to their horror — that Halloween has become a vacation. The film turned into now not a huge box workplace fulfilment. Scoring just $39 million worldwide on a $28 million budget. But has due to the fact gained a cult following via the DVD market and syndication. Mainly during the month of October.
Though the authentic is categorised as a circle of relatives comedy. It did characteristic Midler’s memorable musical wide variety “I Put a Spell On You”. Given Shankman’s choreographic background, the door will be left open for another kind of musical quantity.
Shankman, exceptional regarded for directing 2007’s “Hairspray,” “Step Up” and “A Walk to Remember,” most recently helmed “What Men Want” starring Taraji P. Henson. He becomes the choreographer for some of the movies. Which includes “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Wedding Planner” and “Catch Me If You Can.” Shankman is repped by using UTA.