I practically heard all of you take a massive deep breath — only to be slightly let down. Don’t fret. I mean, come on. It’s a book! They’re just as much fun as films.
The Fact Is a Sequel or Reboot to HOCUS POCUS Would Honestly Be Just as HOKEY as Can Be
And you can ask Bette Midler yourself. So I’m not surprised. However, it would be cool to see an actual trailer of said sequel film…. Just sayin’…. Just as a guilty pleasure.
I would love to see that nun from SISTER ACT again back on a broom — or a vacuum cleaner, actually.
All in all, it was forever a pipe dream that we’d once again see the Salem teens and a talking cat-turned-ghost-boy, but the good news is come July 10, 2018, the book will launch just in time for the actual 25th anniversary of the legendary Disney film. With this title:
Obviously a strange title for a book, but here’s why: this book will ACTUALLY feature the magical fresh retelling of the film in novel format + a new sequel continuing the story.
So you’re basically getting two books in one. Sort of.
Here’s more of an explanation from Disney Books themselves on this witchfest of a page-turner:
Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.
Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on Earth to torment Salem for all eternity. Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don’t quite go as planned, it’s a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches’ latest death-defying scheme.
Well, Then Doth Put a Spell on Me, Why Don’t You?
So there you have it. We won’t be getting cheap words here, though, with a book running at a decent 304 pages long. And after looking at sweet cover art, I might just buy this one for one of my daughters who fondly remembers the film all too well.