Disney's New Tina Fey Pic Will Not Be "Hocus Pocus" Sequel
03 Jul 2014
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Following reports that "30 Rock" and "Mean Girls" writer Tina Fey was in talks to develop a sequel to the spooky 1993 film comedy "Hocus Pocus," Deadline.com now states that the new supernatural film will not be a continuation of the franchise that starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.
A source close to the project told Deadline.com that Fey is in talks with Disney to produce and star in a film that is described as being in the vein of "Ghostbusters."
Fans were abuzz in recent days when news spread that Fey was working on a sequel to "Hocus Pocus." The beloved film starred Midler, Parker and Najimy as The Sanderson Sisters, who come back to run "amok" centuries after being hanged as part of the Salem Witch Trials. Midler sang "I Put a Spell on You" in the film that was directed by Kenny Ortega.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.