Hairspray director Adan Shankman has been picked to direct the upcoming sequel to Disney’s 1993 Halloween favorite Hocus Pocus.
There is no word yet as to when production is set to begin for the film which will be released on Disney’s streaming service Disney+. Workaholics co-producer Jen D’Angelo is supplying the script.
The original film starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najiminy as the Sanderson sisters, three witches who were burned alive in the 17th century and who are resurrected in the 20th century, looking for a way to make sure their return to the land of the loving is permanent.
Although no deals have reached with any of the three actresses, the Hollywood Reporter states that Disney “is hoping that [they] will return.”
The original film directed by Kenny Ortega did not do well at the time of its theatrical release, but has managed to find itself an audience on Home video over the years.