Bette Midler doesn't have high hopes for the Hocus Pocus remake

It's one thing to learn that Midler doesn't want to participate in the Disney Channel remake of Hocus Pocus, which originally came out in 1993, but to hear that she thinks the new version will be cheap is another. "It's going to be cheap!" she told PEOPLE. Still, the nearly certainly lower budget for the TV movie may be one of the most noticeable ways that the remake quite starkly differs from the original Hocus Pocus. Neither will the the three original Sanderson sisters: Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Still, it makes sense that the actress might have doubts about the new film, which Deadline calls a "reimagining" rather than a remake. "My character is very, very broad and I don't know who they're going to find to play that".

Now, if you'll excuse us, we're off to watch Hocus Pocus - the original camp classic - for the 100th time.

In 1993, though, Los Angeles transplant Max Dennison (Omri Katz) lights the candle in an attempt to impress his crush Allison (Vinessa Shaw).

Hocus Pocus was panned by critics upon its release but has since become a classic.

The new movie - being written by Scarlett Lacey - is still in development, with original producer David Kirschner signed on.

Bette Midler made it clear she didn't have high hopes for the upcoming reboot, telling People she expects the TV movie will be "cheap"!

And when it comes to Midler's original character of lead witch Winifred Sanderson, the actress said it'll be tough to recast the role.

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