Twenty four years later, the Sanderson Sisters may soon be coming back.
John Carpenter’s Halloween. Trick ‘r Treat. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. There are some movies that you just *have* to watch every October, and 1993’s Hocus Pocus is most definitely one of them. Rumors of a sequel to the Mick Garris-penned film have been circulating around the net for quite some time now, and Garris himself just addressed them with what sure sounds like an update on the status of that project.
Speaking with Forbes, Garris teased that Hocus Pocus 2 is in development!
“Generation after generation, it’s kind of remarkable and fantastic to have something brought to the screen like that and to have it embraced generation after generation,” Garris told the site. “Everybody I meet, it’s either their daughters or their own favorite movie and it’s incredibly exciting. There have been rumors of a Hocus Pocus sequel for the last 10 years that will not die. I have heard they are developing the script, I haven’t been involved in it but I think there will be a sequel it might be for Disney Channel or Freeform or ABC. I think it will be for television but I hear that it is moving ahead.”
The site then asked if the original cast would be returning.
“I think they are, yeah, I think they are,” Garris replied. “If they don’t do that I think it would be a big mistake because all three of them are still so incredibly potent and powerful and great performers and who else can recreate those characters?”
You may remember that back in 2014, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy all expressed interest in returning to reprise their roles from the 1993 film.
Could it finally be happening?!