Disney is crossing the line this time on remakes by announcing that the Disney Channel is going to do a remake of Hocus Pocus remake without Bette, Kathy, or Sarah Jessica!
Via Vanity Fair
Rumors of a remake or sequel have been bubbling for what feels like 300 years. (As for why it’s taken so long, Midler once joked that Disney was having “trouble finding a virgin.”) Garris hinted to Forbes in an interview on Tuesday that Disney Channel might be brewing a remake, which perhaps prompted the official confirmation.
Still, we have to wonder why the film is being recast, considering the number of times the original trio has confirmed that they would be interested in reprising their roles. “I would love that,” Parker said in 2016 about filming a Hocus Pocus sequel. “I think we’ve all been fairly vocal about being very keen, but that hasn’t created any ground swell of movement.” No matter why the movie is moving forward without her, Midler, and Najimy—who presumably would call for higher salaries than a TV movie may be prepared to pay—it’s hard to imagine Hocus Pocus without the original Sanderson sisters.
Well since Disney has not learned from the HUGE mistakes of other networks recent television remakes including Beaches, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Dirty Dancing I guess we’ll just have to put a spell on those greenlighting Mouse Ear executive asses!