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Don’t Be Bewitched by Rumors of Tina Fey’s Hocus Pocus Sequel

Tina Fey arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Muppets Most Wanted' at the El Capitan Theatre on March 11, 2014 in Hollywood.
Tina Fey arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Muppets Most Wanted' at the El Capitan Theatre on March 11, 2014 in Hollywood. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images

The 30 Rock star is making a witch movie, but the supposed sequel to the 1993 Disney film is apparently all talk

There were rumors going around over the weekend linking a possible sequel to Hocus Pocus, the 1993 Disney movie that’s since gained something of a cult following, and Tina Fey, who was said to be both producing and starring in it.

To quickly correct the record: Fey is indeed involved in the making of a family-safe movie about witches, but it won’t be Hocus Pocus 2, which according to Deadline isn’t even a thing, at least yet.

Hocus Pocus, if you’ll recall, was the first in Disney’s string of attempts throughout the ’90s to perfect a horror film with just enough levity and innocence to make it marketable to kids. These movies — Don’t Look Under the Bed, Halloweentown, etc. — invariably aired on the Disney Channel sometime in October and gave some big names an unlikely start. (Before Sarah Jessica Parker was Carrie Bradshaw, she was a witch with an appetite for the souls of children in Hocus Pocus; 15-year-old Kirsten Dunst, meanwhile, was in Tower of Terror.)

We don’t know much about Fey’s endeavor, other than that she’s in on it with Allison Shearmur, who was an executive producer on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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