Adam Shankman Hired as Director for ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Coming to Disney+

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Adam Shankman Hired as Director for 'Hocus Pocus 2' Coming to Disney+

Adam Shankman Hired as Director for ‘Hocus Pocus 2‘ Coming to Disney+. According to Variety, sources say Director Adam Shankman has been tapped to direct the highly anticipated Hocus Pocus sequel set to premiere exclusively on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.

Shankman is best known for directing Hairspray, Step Up, A Walk to Remember, and is currently in pre-production for the sequel to Enchanted, named Disenchanted.

Adam Shankman Hired as Director for 'Hocus Pocus 2' Coming to Disney+
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Original Hocus Pocus director and now Disney Legend, Kenny Ortega, spoke previously with ET about how he feels a sequel with the original cast would be “much more fun.”

“I would like to see a sequel, and I think that the fans would like to see a sequel,” he told ET, “I think it would be much more fun to bring the ladies back. They’re all still vital and in their prime and capable of doing so much that it would be great to see Bette and Kathy and Sarah come back together to do another movie and I think they would like to.”

Adam Shankman Hired as Director for 'Hocus Pocus 2' Coming to Disney+
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Never seen Hocus Pocus? Check out this synopsis of the original film, ” The film tells the story of teen siblings Max (Omri Katz) and Dani (Thora Birch) Dennison, who move to Salem, Massachusetts. Along with their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw), the siblings come up on an abandoned old house, and accidentally unleash a coven of evil witches, the Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy), who plan to suck the soul out of Salem’s children. With the help of Thackerey Binx — a man who was once a wizard but is now a magical cat — the kids try to stop the sisters from becoming immortal, so they devise a plan to steal the witches’ book of spells.”

What do you think of a Hocus Pocus sequel on Disney+? Are you excited The Sanderson Sisters are coming back, yet again? How do you think they will return and what sort of mischief will they get in to when returning, possibly, in 2020? We would love to hear your thoughts and theories in the comments.

Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things Disney+!

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Source: Variety


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