Tina Fey’s New Witch Film May Be Even Better Than ‘Hocus Pocus 2′
Tina Fey is teaming up with Disney to develop a witch-themed movie, but sadly, it’s not the Hocus Pocus sequel that everyone was hoping for. Though rumors were swirling earlier that the 30 Rock Golden Globe winner was developing the long-awaited follow-up to the beloved 1993 Halloween-themed flick, it turns out that her supernatural feature project is a little different than what was originally reported.
According to Deadline, Fey’s latest film is being described as more Ghostbusters-esque than Hocus Pocus. Fey is slated to star in the movie, which is in the early stages of development and is currently only known as Untitled Witch Project. She will also take part in producing through her company Little Stranger alongside Allison Shearmur, the current producer of Disney’s 2015 live-action film Cinderella. Meanwhile, no Hocus Pocus 2 project is currently in the works.
The announcement will definitely come as a disappointment to those who have been waiting years for a new story from the Sanderson sisters (played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in the original) and, even more so to those who were especially excited to hear of the possibility of the project with Fey involved in various aspects of the making of the film. While few details are known regarding Fey’s witch project with Disney, a movie in the vein of Ghostbusters starring her doesn’t make for such a bad consolation prize, particularly if it incorporates the witty humor she is known and admired for.