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2 items from 2014

Tina Fey's Disney Witch Movie Is Not a Sequel to 'Hocus Pocus'

2 July 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just as quickly as the long-rumored Hocus Pocus 2 started showing signs of life, with a report earlier today that Tina Fey is on board to produce, Variety reveals that the story is not true. Here's what the actress/producer's rep had to say, in debunking the rumor.

"Their report is not accurate - Tina is not developing a sequel to Hocus Pocus."

However, while Deadline's own report confirms that the actress is not involved with Hocus Pocus 2, they reveal that she is actually developing something new, a movie known only as the Untitled Witch Project for Disney. She is attached to both produce and star in this non-sequel.

The Untitled Witch Project is described as being in the same vein as Ghostbusters, with Allison Shearmur co-producing. Disney is not currently developing Hocus Pocus 2 at this time.

The original story from earlier today claimed that Hocus Pocus 2 was to center on a housewife, »

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Tina Fey to Produce, Possibly Star in 'Hocus Pocus 2' with Melissa McCarthy

2 July 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

More than 20 years after it debuted in theaters, Walt Disney Pictures is developing a sequel to the 1993 magical comedy Hocus Pocus, which now has Tina Fey on board to produce.

There has been talk of Hocus Pocus 2 for several years, with Disney denying rumors of a follow-up entitled Hocus Pocus 2: Rise of the Elderwitch back in 2012. In April, The Tracking Board reported that the production is seeking two lead female actresses, "in the same vein as Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy." It isn't known yet if Tina Fey will take on one of these leading roles, but she is producing alongside Allison Shearmur, Bryan Oh and Stephen Meinen, along with Disney executives Jessica Virtue and Tendo Nagenda.

The original Hocus Pocus starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson Sisters, three immortal witches who are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night. It's up to »

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