The extremely anticipated sequel to 1993 Halloween basic Hocus Pocus is urgent forward over at Disney+, with Hairspray filmmaker Adam Shankman hopping into the director’s chair.
Selection has reported that Shankman, who additionally helmed musical Rock of Ages and several other episodes of Glee, will direct from a script by Jen D’Angelo.
He nonetheless has the Enchanted sequel — presently titled Disenchanted — within the works at Disney and it’s unclear which venture will take precedence.
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The unique Hocus Pocus instructed the story of the three Sanderson sisters — witches who have been inadvertently resurrected after 300 years and shocked to find Halloween had turn into a industrial vacation.
Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker performed the trio of witches.
Adam Shankman arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Irishman" on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the TCL Chinese Theatre. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Adam Shankman arrives on the Los Angeles premiere of “The Irishman” on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, on the TCL Chinese language Theatre. (Picture by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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Hocus Pocus was a field workplace disappointment in 1993, scoring slightly below $40m (£31m) worldwide and reportedly dropping Disney round $16m (£12.4m).
It could go on to turn into a cult basic, nevertheless, with gross sales of the movies and subsequently DVDs hovering over the Halloween interval yearly.
Learn extra: How Hocus Pocus turned a Halloween basic
Information of the Disney+ Hocus Pocus sequel first broke in October 2019, sending followers right into a frenzy.
Bette Midler has stated she’d love to seem and Sarah Jessica Parker appeared to verify that all the central trio is not less than open to participating.
Hocus Pocus shouldn’t be the one nostalgic 90s property being equipped for the Disney streaming platform, with Emilio Estevez returning for a Mighty Geese reboot collection.
Sarah Jessica Parker in 'Hocus Pocus'. (Credit: Disney)
Sarah Jessica Parker in ‘Hocus Pocus’. (Credit score: Disney)
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Disney+ is about to launch within the UK on 24 March, after its in style launch within the USA noticed the web site struggling to maintain up with demand.
British viewers can have entry to an intensive again catalogue of movies and TV reveals, together with greater than 600 episodes of The Simpsons.
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Among the many content material out there within the early days can be Star Wars spin-off collection The Mandalorian, with the streamer’s Marvel Cinematic Universe reveals resulting from arrive from this summer time, beginning with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.