The comedy-horror film Hocus Pocus which was released in 1993, is getting a sequel. Read to find everything about it.
About Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2
1993 Hocus Pocus was directed, Kenny Ortega. The movie wasn’t a critical or commercial success, but through the generations, it was rediscovered again. Its home videos have sold a lot of copies, and the sales have increased year after year, especially during the time of Halloween. The family drama movie is written by Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris and its cast ensembles Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Vinessa Shaw, Omri Katz, and Thora Birch and has aired from time to time on Disney channel which led to its increasing popularity. The movie has received cult status, and its legacy of the film grows every year.
Hocus Pocus 2: Is the sequel happening?
The news of Hocus Pocus getting a sequel has been surfacing for years. It all started in 2014 when Deadline declared that a Disney movie starring Tina Fey, which was, according to rumors, based on a witch plotline. Ever since then, the movie has garnered a lot of hype around it. The stars of the first movie, particularly Bette Midler, have openly spoken about the prospect of a second movie. In 2017 reports claimed instead of a sequel, there was going to be a remake of the original movie of Hocus Pocus. However, all this dissolved pretty quickly.
An official sequel by Disney + was announced in October 2019. Adam Shankman is set to direct the movie as was announced in March 2020. Jen D’Angelo will be penning down the screenplay.
Hocus Pocus 2: Who is the cast?
No official cast news has been reported. However, the stars of the original movie- Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy- have shown interest in reprising their characters from the first movie.
Hocus Pocus 2: What is the plot?
Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel- a book that was released in July 2018 is based on the first movie and also contains a sequel story. There have been rumors the second movie could be based on the sequel story, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
The original movie’s plot was based on a boy who has just moved from LA to Salem with family and resurrected three witch sisters who had been curses 300 years ago.
Hocus Pocus 2: What to expect?
The original movie was a family drama, but the sequel might be a musical, given that it’s being directed by Shankman.