Adam Shankman Directing ‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel For Disney+

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9319376k) Adam Shankman YouTube 'Step Up: High Water' TV show panel, TCA Winter Press Tour, Los Angeles, USA - 13 Jan 2018

Adam Shankman, the director behind titles such as What Men Want and 2007’s Hairspray, has been tapped to helm Hocus Pocus 2, Disney+’s sequel to the 1993 cult classic that starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.

TV writer-producer Jen D’Angelo penned the screenplay for the film which is being produced by Lynn Harris. The original, directed by Kenny Ortega, followed what happens when three villainous witches are inadvertently resurrected in Salem, MA.

The original has become a cult hit and a staple on Disney Channel and Freeform with annual airings.

Variety was first to report this news.

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