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Within the space of a few days in 2014, the rumor mill was kicked into action and then left to rust as various is-she-isn't-she reports were flung around the net claiming Tina Fey was working on a remake of the 1993 classic, Hocus Pocus.

Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus

As you can imagine, fans of the family fantasy were less than impressed with the idea of yet another childhood classic being given a Hollywood makeover, although if anyone could do the witty trio — Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy — justice, it'd be Mean Girls writer Tina Fey. However, 24 hours after the claims were made, a rep for Fey shut them down with this swift statement:

“Their report is not accurate — Tina is not developing a sequel to ‘Hocus Pocus.'”

And that was that.

Tina Fey, Getty Images
Tina Fey, Getty Images

Until a Q&A at Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday, that is. According to Variety's report:

Successfully sidestepping any details about her involvement in a possible 'Hocus Pocus' project, Fey said, “There’s a script in development, it is not so much a remake.”

Which would lead us to assume then that while she's not necessarily working on a remake, nor a sequel, a re-imagining could be underway — which is much more palatable for lovers of the original movie, no?

Personally, my hopes are on a Mean Girls x Hocus Pocus mash-up because a) how great would the Plastics look on broomsticks, b) Gretchen Weiner's secret-filled hair lends itself almost too well to Bette Midler's witch vibe, and c) Lindsay Lohan would probably do her own rendition of Sonique's "I Put A Spell On You," and let's be real — who on Earth wouldn't want that?

What would you want to see in a re-imagining of 'Hocus Pocus'?

Source: Variety


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