Can this really be true? Tina Fey apparently producing HOCUS POCUS 2
File this under WHAT IN THE WHAT WHAT?!
There’s a rumor flying around today saying that Tine Fey has signed on to produce a sequel to the 1993 Halloween cult classic Hocus Pocus. I KNOW. BE COOL YOU GUYS.
A similar rumor floated to the surface in 2012, but was quickly squashed by Disney. But it looks like they might have changed their minds after all and have decided to revisit the story of the Sanderson sisters once more.
Hypable is reporting that Fey’s production company Little Stranger is taking on the project, but no word yet on any actors or a director getting attached. Fingers crossed that even though they all went *poof* back in 1993, Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker will be back in some capacity, as well as original director Karen Ortega.
Hypable also has this to say about the plot:
Currently untitled, the Hocus Pocus sequel looks like it might not be focusing on the Sanderson sisters, but rather will take place years after the first film and revolve around a housewife who is related to them. The housewife teams up with a witch hunter to save her children, who’ve come into some trouble because of a few resurrected witches they encounter while they were out trick-or-treating.
I am equal parts SQQQUUUUEEEEEEEEE AND Hmm, I don’t know if this is such a good idea EVEN THOUGH I love Hocus Pocus more than anything and I love Tina Fey just as much. The October baby and Halloween superfan in me is pretty stoked, so long as this sequel is true to the spirit of the original and not some over-the-top, hokey, 2014 Disney-fied mess.