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Hocus Pocus – Bette Midler – BOOOOOOOK!!!!!! – 1993 – Video



Hocus Pocus - Bette Midler

Hocus Pocus – Bette Midler – BOOOOOOOK!!!!!! – 1993 

In July 2014, it was announced that Disney was developing a supernatural-themed film about witches and that Tina Fey was on board as a producer and star. However, Deadline debunked rumors that the film was a sequel to Hocus Pocus.[32] In November 2014, Bette Midler said in an interview that she was ready and willing to return for a sequel. She also said her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy were interested in reprising the roles of the Sanderson sisters as well but stressed that Disney had yet to greenlight any sequel.[33] In November 2015, Midler stated in a Facebook Q&A that “after all these years and all the fan demand, I do believe I can stand and firmly say an unequivocal no” in response to a question about a sequel.[34]

In June 2016, actor Doug Jones mentioned that Disney had been considering a sequel, and behind the scenes discussions were in place to possibly continue the series.[35] In October 2016, Sarah Jessica Parker was asked by Andy Cohen about a sequel. Her response was, “I would love that. I think we’ve been very vocal that we’re very keen.”[36] In Hocus Pocus in Focus: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Disney’s Halloween Classic, author Aaron Wallace identifies several potential approaches for a sequel, but notes that the project’s biggest challenge is the Walt Disney Studios’ interest in tentpole projects that promise very high box office returns.[37]

In September 2017, screenwriter Mick Garris admitted that he was working on a script for Hocus Pocus 2 and that it would potentially be developed as a television film for Disney ChannelFreeform or ABC.[38] It was later confirmed that it will instead be a remake to air on Disney Channel, with The Royals writer Scarlett Lacey attached to write, and the original film producer David Kirschner executive producing.[39][40]The following month, Midler said she was not fond of the idea of a remake and she would not be taking part in it.[41]

In July 2018, a book titled Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel was released, containing a novelization of the film and a sequel story. The sequel focuses on Max and Allison’s daughter, Poppy, who grew up hearing the family story of the first film and parents who avoid Halloween as much as possible. Poppy is skeptical of the tale and ends up in the Sanderson house on Halloween, twenty-five years to the day after the movie, in an attempt to prove there’s nothing to the story.

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