If she could cast a spell to kill it, she probably would.
We learned back in September that the Sanderson sisters will be back in the form of a Disney Channel remake of 1993’s Hocus Pocus, which unfortunately means that a sequel to the original film is probably never going to happen. A bummer, considering the original cast recently expressed interest in returning.
Bette Midler, in particular, has been hungry to reprise the role of Winifred Sanderson, and she’s none too pleased that a made-for-TV remake is instead in the works.
“I know it’s cheap. It’s going to be cheap!” Midler told People at the New York Restoration Project’s Hulaween party on Monday. “I’m not sure what they’re going to do with my character. My character is very, very broad and I don’t know who they’re going to find to play that.”
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Scarlett Lacey (The Royals) is writing the reimagining, with David Kirschner, producer of the original movie, on the executive producing team.