According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney Channel is developing a TV movie remake of "Hocus Pocus," the 1993 movie about the Sanderson sisters starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.

Scarlett Lacey will be the writer of the new story and its new characters, while David Kirschner, who produced the original movie, will be attached to the production.

Centered on three sisters witches from Salem, Massachusetts, that were hung to death after killing a young child, who are brought back after 300 years. Kenny Ortega (known from "High School Musical" and "The Descendants") directed the film, but will not work on the remake.

A cult movie

Although the movie did not do well at the box office, "Hocus Pocus" became a cult favorite over the years, especially with the repeating airings around Halloween on Disney Channel and ABC Family/Freeform.

The rumors about a sequel have been happening for nearly 10 years. Mick Garris, the writer of the 1993 film, told Forbes that he heard about the possibility of bringing the remake to life, and he would not be involved in the project.

An idea of a sequel was rumored in 2015, with Bette Midler rebuffing the idea. Sarah Jessica Parker was open to the idea, saying she would love that. "I think we've all been fairly vocal about being very keen, but that hasn't created any groundswell of movement," said the actress.

Najimy is the only one never asked about the remake or movie.

Freeform Halloween nights

The cable network, owned by Disney, already set the 13 Nights of Halloween 2017 schedule. Starting on October, 19th, the first movie will be "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, " being followed by "The Haunted Mansion," "The Addams Family," "Addams Family Values," "Hocus Pocus," and "ParaNorman.


Other movies that will be on the cable network will be "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," "Sleepy Hollow," "Edward Scissorhands," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," "Matilda," and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

On October 23, Freeform will have a special night with a screening of Tim Burton movies, such as "Frankieweenie," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Dark Shadows," and "Alice in Wonderland."

The network will also have Pixar movies and specials, like "Toy Story of Terror," and "Monsters University," the prequel to "Monsters, Inc" released in 2013. For the complete guide, you can access the Freeform website.