Although Halloween may have just come to an end, the pre-production on 'Hocus Pocus 2' is still ongoing.
Bette Midler, who played Winnie Sanderson in the original, was recently interviewed by People and, sure enough, the sequel came up for discussion. "They presented us with an outline, and after we picked ourselves up off the floor, because it's been 27 years, we looked at it and I think all of us agreed that it was pretty great."
Exciting stuff, to say the least. Details were light, of course, but the real test to whether 'Hocus Pocus 2' is pulled off is if the original behind-the-scenes crew can make it back together.
"We're trying to see who's available and who's still out there and still working and who can come back because a lot of the success of what we did on that picture had to do with the team that they assembled to make that picture, the people who did the flying and the rigging, the people who did the green screens, the people who did the... I don't think they called it the green screen in those days," Middler added.
The original was directed by Kenny Ortega, with the screenplay written by frequent Stephen King collaborator Mick Garris, and playwright Neil Cuthbert. This time around, Adam Shankman - who directed the likes of 2007's 'Hairspray' - is behind the camera, while Jen D'Angelo, who previously worked on 'Workaholics', is writing the script.
No release date has been set for 'Hocus Pocus 2' as of yet, but our guess is if things go well, you'll probably see this around Halloween 2021.