Hoax creator David Kirchner says he wants the franchise to spinoff into a Buffy the Vampire Slayer-esque series
by Vic Medina | published
Disney’s Cheat It’s evolved from a ’90s kid’s movie into a Halloween-season cult classic, and if its creators have their way, it may soon be getting its own dark, gritty reboot. according to a report of comic book resourcesThe film’s original producer and writer David Kirshner has an idea for a TV spinoff series that would be less a “Disney Channel” vampire slayer, The proposed series will explore the deep spiritual underworld, hinted at only in the original film starring Bette Midler, which was toned down to receive a family-friendly PG rating.
“Under all those headstones as you see when the kids run into the ceremony and they go underground… I really wanted to explore a world that lives beneath Salem that collides at night, Kirshner said The Art of Kindness Podcast, He hopes the franchise can stay ahead of Cheat The film will premiere on Disney+ on September 30, 29 years after it premiered in theaters. To do this, he specifically designed a . suggested to take vampire slayer-like approach, which will likely be geared towards older audiences who enjoyed the original film as children.
cheat 2 The wicked reunites the three leads portraying the Sanderson Sisters, Bette Midler (Winifred), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sarah), and Kathy Najimi (Mary), the three witches who wreak havoc on Salem, Massachusetts becomes alive again. In the original film, the sisters were banished to the great beyond, but in the sequel, 29 years later, the trio are once again revived and seek revenge once again. Also back for more spooky mayhem is Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery), playing the goofy, noodle-legged zombie Billy Butcherson.
A new trio of teens face witches for this go-round: Whitney Peak (chilling adventures of sabrina), Belissa Escobedo (blue beetle) and Lilia Buckingham (dirt) other cast members include Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Joshua Allen Eads and Sam Richardson.
Unfortunately, the actors who played the kids stopping the Sanderson Sisters in the original Cheat, Omri Katz, Vinessa Shaw, and Thora Birch, do not return for the sequel. Birch reportedly had a decline due to scheduling conflicts, but Katz told Entertainment Weekly He was never asked to return, and he and Shaw expressed eagerness to reprise their roles.
Despite its popularity today, Cheat (directed by Kenny Ortega) was a flop upon its original release. Released in July of 1993, which was a terrible time for a Halloween movie, the film grossed only $8.1 in its opening weekend. Although it eventually grossed about $45 million worldwide, Disney reportedly still lost over $16 million in production and promotional costs. Critics raved about it, giving it 39% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it was loved by millions over years of Disney Channel and home video sales, and it’s now a Halloween TV tradition.
If a little cheatShould it ever become a spinoff series, it might be worth a wait and re-watch the story of the Sanderson Sisters once again. Midler, Parker and Nazimi have all expressed their desire to do a third film if given the opportunity. cheat 2 Directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Jane D’Angelo.