Facebook freaked right out today when news spread that Tina Fey would reportedly be producing and starring in a sequel to a movie many a gay boy born between, say, 1976 and 1993 probably holds queer and dear to their hearts: “Hocus Pocus.” So said The Tracking Board in an “exclusive”, anyway:
More good news on the UNTITLED HOCUS POCUS SEQUEL front: Tina Fey and her company Little Stranger will produce the project. When we broke news of the project’s details back in April, we knew that producers were aiming for two leading ladies in the vein of Fey and Melissa McCarthy; there’s no word yet on whether Fey will appear in front of the camera, but she’s getting in on the action behind it. Fey joins producer Allison Shearmur and execs Bryan Oh, and Stephen Meinen from Allison Shearmur Productions, and execs and Jessica Virtue andTendo Nagenda from Disney.
But not so fast… It turns out Disney is indeed working with Fey on a witchy project, but it’s not the sequel to “HP.” Deadline reported shortly ago that Disney is in “early development” on “Untitled Witch Project,” but it doesn’t have anything to do with the 1993 film with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Bette Midler:
The film, currently known as Untitled Witch Project, will be produced by Fey and Cinderella producer Allison Shearmur in what’s described as falling in the vein of Ghostbusters, with 30 Rock Golden Globe winner Fey also attached to star. Sorry to break it to fans of the 1993 Bette Midler horror-comedy: No Hocus Pocus 2 project is currently in the works at the Mouse House – yet.
Isn’t it better this way? Let Fey work her magic (sorry) and give us a whole new film. Though we definitely are not against the aforementioned idea of Melissa McCarthy joining her, or her BFF Amy Poehler (who Fey is currently working with on the comedy “The Nest”) for that matter.
Either way: Halt your ‘Pocus’ posts!