It’s to be almost 25 times since the Black Flame Candle was first illuminate and the Sanderson sisters were reborn to wreak havoc on Salem, Massachusetts, and now Disney is about to do it again! Disney Channel is currently developing a remaking of for a new generation, the network is proving to Deadline. So start conjuring your cauldrons, and get all the remake details right here.

The most important thing to note about the new movie is that, sadly, it won’t include the original Sanderson sisters, the silly and scary witches who were famously played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy in the original cult classic. It likewise sounds like we won’t be seeing immortal cat Thackery Binx, zombie Billy Butcherson, or original protagonists Max, Allison, and Dani in the upcoming remaking either. Reports say the new TV movie will star a completely new cast. This news shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to fans who have been following the sequel rumors that ought to have rampant for years — Bette Midler denied any involvement in a follow-up movie point-blank back in 2015 when she responded to a Facebook Live topic by saying 😛 TAGEND

After all these times and all the fan demand, I do believe I can stand and firmly say an unambiguous’ no.SSSS

It likewise sounds like the new remaking will be shaking things up behind the camera as well. Scarlett Lacey, who is best known for her writing credits on E! ‘s British royal drama, will be penning the new script, and the original writers Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris will reportedly not be involved. administrator Kenny Ortega will reportedly also not be back for the remake. Ortega has aimed some of Disney Channel’s most successful original movies alongside, including the dealership, and most recently. No word yet on who will be taking Ortega’s spot as the manager of the new movie. The only member of the original crew we know is back for the remake is producer David Kirschner, who will serve as an executive producer on the new movie.

Though this remake will clearly has become a completely new take on the witchy original, it’s still something for fans to celebrate. The 1993 Disney classic quickly developed a cult status among devotees, many of whom have been clamoring for a sequel or some sort of follow-up for years. This popularity is credited given the fact that Disney-owned networks Disney Channel and Freeform( formerly ABC Family) continue to air several times each year around Halloween. For instance, this October, Freeform is scheduled to air a whopping 16 days during its annual block.

While has risen to cult status among millennial audiences, it was never a critical darling. The movie received tepid reviews at best when it was released in 1993, with most critics calling it hokey and mediocre. Many critics at the time likewise balked at Disney starting off the flick with slayings and fastens. still holds a lowly 30 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but as to be expected, its consumer rating is considerably higher.

The remaking is reportedly still in early stages of development, this is why we don’t have any clue on when it will be liberated yet. But I don’t think it’s too much of a leap to accept the team behind “it wouldve been” looking to premiere around Halloween of next year. So get ready for even more Sanderson magic to be hitting Disney Channel in October 2018.

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