Hocus Pocus 2 is officially on the way, and a director has been found. Adam Shankman will helm the picture for release on Disney+. Shankman is no stranger to Disney, as he is currently in preproduction on the Enchanted sequel Disenchanted, he has also directed Hairspray, Step Up, and A Walk to Remember, as well as a noted choreographer. All three of the original films leads- Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy– are not attached to appear in the film as of yet. Hopefully it is just a matter of time, as it would not be Hocus Pocus without them.
Hocus Pocus followed three witch sisters who, after having been cursed since 1693 in Salem, are inadvertently resurrected 300 years later by a boy whose family has moved from Los Angeles to Salem. However, as the witches try to acclimate to the 20th Century, they discover — to their horror — that Halloween has become a holiday.
It was considered a box office bomb when released, but Hocus Pocus found new life both on home video and DVD, and then yet again as the film ABC Family (now Freeform) shows endlessly the month of October during its 31 Days of Halloween extravaganza.
Now release timetable has been given for the Hocus Pocus sequel to release. Best guess is in 2021 in time for Halloween.
First seen on Variety