Disney is conjuring up extra Hocus Pocus with the official sequel coming to Disney+ in 2022. A direct followup to the cult basic Halloween film, Hocus Pocus 2 brings again all three of its unique lead stars – Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker – to reprise their roles because the Sanderson Sisters. Forgoing a standard theatrical launch, the film is in improvement particularly for Disney+ with plans to debut the sequel subsequent 12 months.
With Winifred, Mary, and Sarah Sanderson all returning, the sequel will see the witch trio returning to Salem as soon as once more. An official logline for Hocus Pocus 2 reads: “Three younger ladies by chance convey the Sanderson Sisters again to modern-day Salem and should work out the best way to cease the child-hungry witches from wreaking a brand new type of havoc on the world.
Filming with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will formally begin this fall, with the sequel directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal,27 Clothes). As beforehand reported, Fletcher is taking on the challenge from her outdated good friend Adam Shankman (Hairspray, The Marriage ceremony Planner), with Lynn Harris (The Shallows) serving as producer. Shankman is now busy with manufacturing in Disenchanted, however he’ll stay on board for Hocus Pocus 2 as an government producer alongside Ralph Winter (Adrift) and David Kirschner (Curse of Chucky). Steven Haft (Tigerland) will co-produce. Says Shankman in an announcement.
“As heartbroken as I’m that I will not be capable to direct my pals Bette, Sarah Jessica and Kathy in what is certain to be nothing wanting a significant occasion for Disney+ as a consequence of scheduling conflicts, I could not be extra happy to be handing over the reins to Anne, who has introduced a lot laughter and pleasure into folks’s lives together with her earlier work. I’m nonetheless grateful and proud to assist shepherd this ingenious challenge as government producer alongside producer Lynn Harris, whom I’ve beloved and admired as a colleague and good friend since she helped get me the job choreographing Boogie Nights.”
Fletcher added: “Now greater than ever, folks have to giggle. We needs to be laughing every single day, and there may be a lot enjoyable available with these three unbelievable ladies taking part in scrumptious characters from such a beloved movie. I’m so grateful to have the ability to play a component in bringing these witches again to life, and to be working with my pals at Disney once more makes it all of the extra particular. This can be a film for everybody, from the followers who grew up with the primary movie to the following technology of viewers, and I can not wait to get began.”
The primary Hocus Pocus was directed by Kenny Ortega and written by Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert, and David Kirschner. Following a teenage boy (Omri Katz) who inadvertently resurrects three witches in Salem on Halloween night time, the film has develop into a staple of the Halloween season with a really massive cult following. There have been requires a sequel for years, and although it is taken some time to occur, followers can now be completely satisfied to know that it is formally on monitor to reach subsequent 12 months. Hocus Pocus 2 will premiere on Disney+ in 2022.