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Uri Singer Nabs Rights to Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ (Exclusive)

Uri Singer has obtained the rights to “Hocus Pocus” by legendary author Kurt Vonnegut. He is developing the 1990 novel as either a film or a limited series.Singer is currently producing a film adaptation of another literary giant, Don DeLillo’s “White Noise,” which Noah Baumbach is directing for Netflix with Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig […]

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Bette Midler, Meryl Streep and Mariah Carey Featured in Starry ‘Hocus Pocus’ Reunion Fundraiser

The cast of “Hocus Pocus” reunited to conjure up funds for the New York Restoration Project, a nonprofit founded by Bette Midler that aims to create a greener and more sustainable New York City.The virtual Hulaween benefit, “In Search of The Sanderson Sisters, A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover,” took place Friday, with stars of the […]

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You Can Now Rent Out an AMC Theater for Just $99

As movie theater chains scramble to recoup losses due to shutdowns caused by the pandemic nationwide, AMC Theatres has at least one new trick up its sleeve. Following in the footsteps of the Alamo Drafthouse, which unveiled a similar program earlier this year, the Private Movie Showing program at AMC now allows consumers to rent […]

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Nightstream: 7 Exciting New Horror Movies You Can Stream at Home This Weekend

October is horror movie season, but there’s no reason to watch “Hocus Pocus” for the umpteenth time when there are newer offerings available. This year, several of the major horror film festivals across the U.S. were forced to cancel their physical gatherings, but they’ve joined forces to create a single virtual festival event loaded with […]

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Adam Shankman to Direct ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ at Disney Plus (Exclusive)

Adam Shankman will direct “Hocus Pocus 2” at Disney Plus, sources tell Variety.The film — a sequel to 1993’s cult hit “Hocus Pocus” starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy — was written by “Workaholics” writer and co-producer Jen D’Angelo.Shankman is currently in pre-production on Disney’s “Enchanted” sequel, titled “Disenchanted.” It’s yet to […]

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Sequel Bits: Will ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Bring Back More Familiar Faces?; ‘Knives Out’ Sequel Will Have New Characters; ‘P.S. I Love You’ Is Getting a Sequel

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Thora Birch is down for a Hocus Pocus 2 cameo, if anyone wants to get her on the phone about that. Rian Johnson confirms the Knives Out sequel will bring in a new cast for a new mystery. P.S. I Love You is getting a sequel. Even though Hocus […]

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