Director Adam Shankman First Teased The Project In 2020.
Adam Shankman (Hairspray and The Wedding Planner) was originally set to direct the film but has since moved to an executive producer role while he directs Disney's Disenchanted, a sequel to Amy Adams' Enchanted.
Shankman teased the news with a photograph of the script back in March 2020, alongside the caption: "Yep... Thanks with all of my heart dear @disney. Looks like I'll be working on a looooooottttt of magic for a while..."
Anne Fletcher (The Proposal and 27 Dresses) will helm the project, with the director recently sharing thoughts on the film. “I am so grateful to be able to play a part in bringing these witches back to life, and to be working with my friends at Disney again makes it all the more special,” she said. “This is a movie for everyone, from the fans who grew up with the first film to the next generation of viewers, and I can’t wait to get started.”
The American film director behind 2007 hit Hairspray will work alongside scriptwriter Jen D'Angelo on the magic project.
All Three Original Cast Members Are Confirmed To Reprise Their Roles.
The original Sanderson Sisters are set to return, with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy reprising their roles as Winifred, Sarah, and Mary, respectively.
“The people have spoken: I smell children...again.” SJP posted, “Yep. I'm ready. To run. Amok, amok, amok, amok," while Midler wtote “Sistaaaahs! It's been 300 years... But we’re BACK!”
We don't know much else about the upcoming Hocus Pocus film, so stay tuned for updates as they happen.