Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ is FINALLY getting a sequel. After years of waiting for some Hollywood fat-cat to get their fat furry faces out of their golden saucers filled with fancy feast and begin mobilizing a sequel to the 90s’ greatest Bette Midler-as-a-witch vehicle (other than First Wives Club), it looks as though that Hollywood fat-cat will be none other than Tina Fey!
Fey’s production company, Little Stranger, is getting behind the new film, and the mighty Fey herself will be one of the producers of Hocus Pocus 2. At this stage, it’s unclear whether she plans to act in the film as well.
Believe it or not, I’m actually pretty pumped about this. Hocus Pocus came out when I was 8 years old, which was just young enough not to be embarrassed or ashamed for singing along to the scene where Bette Midler covers “I Put a Spell on You.” Even as an adult, I have to say the movie holds up. It has everything: a zombie that looks like the Cure’s Robert Smith, an immortal kitty cat, Kathy Najimy being hilarious, Charles Rocket being alive, and Sarah Jessica Parker in a role that utilized her witch-like facial features. I only hope they can attach the original cast to the sequel, which is a distinct possibility with Tina Fey producing the film.
The sequel will pick up years after the original, focusing on a housewife who is related to the Sanderson sisters, who teams up with a witch hunter to save her children after they run afoul of some resurrected witches while out trick-or-treating.
Seems like a pretty solid plot. My 8-year-old self is giddy with anticipation. I love witches. #YesAllWitches