Thursday, July 3, 2014

More Rumors Fly Around 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel

Tina Fey: Courtesy THR
In an effort to keep you updated on the Most Important News of Our Time, the possibility of a "Hocus Pocus" sequel, we have some exciting new developments to share, even if it isn’t exactly what we were expecting. Yesterday afternoon it was reported that Tina Fey was set to produce the sequel to "Hocus Pocus" with Disney.

The title, "Hocus Pocus: Rise of the Elderwitch" was attached to the project and a plot description was even making the rounds: two women, one a regular gal the other a witchy stay-at-home mom (I mean, why don’t they just come out and ask me to be in the movie?) attempt to defeat an ancient, evil witch. No original cast members were to be making a return and no connection to the original film was even made.

Turns out, this was only partially true. While Tina Fey is indeed producing a “supernatural comedy” with Disney that may or may not involve witches, but is said to be in the same vein as "Ghostbusters," it certainly is not a sequel to "Hocus Pocus."  Beyond that, not much information was given. On one hand, it’s ridiculously exciting that such a talented writer and performer as Tina Fey is throwing her hat into the paranormal entertainment field with a new film, it’s also a little bit of a letdown the "Hocus Pocus" sequel rumors are remaining just that...rumors.

But, do we even want to see a "Hocus Pocus" sequel that has no connection to the previous movie other than title and coattails to ride?

-Roxy Orcutt

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