Sorry, “Hocus Pocus” fans — Tina Fey is not producing a sequel to the cult 1993 comedy. Instead, Fey is said to be in talks with Disney to produce and star in a currently untitled movie that is centered around witchcraft but is unrelated to the Bette Midler laffer.
Variety has learned that Fey will produce the new project alongside “Cinderella” producer Allison Shearmur.
The Twitterverse briefly erupted into nostalgic paroxysms on Wednesday morning, after a site called Tracking Board mistakenly reported that Fey and her production company, Little Stranger, would produce a “Hocus Pocus” sequel. But a rep for Fey insists, “Their report is not accurate — Tina is not developing a sequel to ‘Hocus Pocus.’”
The original film, directed by Kenny Ortega, starred Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as a family of witches known as the Sanderson sisters. While critically derided upon its release, the Disney comedy soon gained a loyal following on video and DVD.