Tina Fey Developing a Witch Flick With Disney That’s Not ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

By July 2, 2014

Aw, say it ain’t so! Tina Fey is developing a supernatural feature film with Disney, but in opposition to a rumor leaked on a tracking board this morning, it won’t be Hocus Pocus 2. If you’re a certain age, this news is probably filling you with sadness. Still, it’s hard to imagine anyone but Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy in those fabulous witch outfits from the 1993 film.

Now, the good news. According to Deadline, Tina Fey’s new film, which is reportedly in early development, is being called the Untitled Witch Project. Anything this woman touches is bound to be awesome, so as sad as some of you may be about this not being a Hocus Pocus sequel, you know it’s going to be fun. The film will be produced by Fey and Cinderella producer Allison Shearmur and is described as “falling in the vein of Ghostbusters.” Yup, still on board. Even better? Fey is attached to not just produce, but also star.

Hocus Pocus

Now, this is definitely my personal view here, but it’s wonderful to hear about a feature starring a woman, and produced by two of them. We want to hear from you. Are you sad to hear that we’re not going to revisit the Sanderson sisters? (The original rumor described the sequel plot as being set years after the original and focusing on a housewife related to the sisters who has to team up with a witch hunter to save her children.) In case you’re wondering, I’m going to be doing a re-watch of the film tonight, too. Let us know your thoughts below.

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Jenna Busch
Jenna Busch is the co-host of 'Cocktails With Stan' with the legendary Stan Lee. She's a host and writer who's passionate about Star Wars, fantasy and geek culture. Jenna is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and a board member of the Broadcast Television Critics Association (BTJA). She has appeared on G4's "Attack of the Show," and "Fresh Ink," as well as appearing with Wil Wheaton on the premiere episode of "Tabletop." She's got two stories published in the comic anthology "Womanthology" and has done a series of terrifyingly perky voice overs. She also owns far too many swords and lightsabers.