If you’re a hardcore Hocus Pocus fan, you have to deal with the fact that the Disney Channel is remaking this beloved childhood classic for reasons unknown.
Seriously, leave Hocus Pocus alone, people!
The star of the original film and the most glorious Sanderson sister of them all, Bette Midler, is certainly not pleased with the upcoming reboot.
In fact, the acclaimed actress dragged the forthcoming revamp, claiming that it’s nothing to get excited about.
“I know it’s cheap. It’s going to be cheap!” Midler told People.
When it comes to recasting the lead role of Winifred Sanderson, Midler thinks it’s going to quite a difficult thing to accomplish.
After all, it’s the part that she single-handedly turned into a Halloween icon.
“I’m not sure what they’re going to do with my character,” Midler explained.
“My character is very, very broad and I don’t know who they’re going to find to play that.”
When Midler was asked if a pay raise would prompt a return from her, she quickly answered: “No, no, no!”
The Disney Channel remake of Hocus Pocus will be penned by Scarlett Lacy and is currently still in development.
Original producer David Kirschner has also signed on, but Kenny Ortega, who directed the 1993 cult hit, will not partake in the new venture.
Neither will the the three original Sanderson sisters: Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Oddly, some members of the original Hocus Pocus cast have expressed interest in being involved in the reboot, but nothing on the matter has been confirmed.
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