When we first posted this story, it was all about how Tina Few had signed up to produce and possibly star in a sequel to 1993’s Hocus Pocus – but now we’ve had to update it as her representatives have stepped forward to say, “Tina is not developing a sequel to Hocus Pocus.”
However it appears it’s a case of crossed wires rather than complete lie, as Variety reports that Fey is working on a film about Witches for Disney, but it isn’t a sequel to Hocus Pocus.
The earlier reports that said it was Hocus Pocus 2 offered a plot synopsis, but it’s not clear if that relates to the film Fey really is working on at all. It was suggested the film focuses on a housewife (who it was said was related to the Hocus Pocus witches) Sandersons who teams up with a witch hunter to save her kids when they encounter a group of resurrected witches on Halloween.
Fey is set to produce and star in the movie, but it appears that sadly it will have nothing to do with Hocus Pocus – although we think on principle they should find a role for Bette Midler.