Despite rumours, untitled project is not a 'Hocus Pocus' sequel

Tina Fey is working on a witch-themed film with Disney, it has been confirmed.

Rumours in the past few days had led to speculation that Fey could be writing a sequel to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus. However, this is not the case with the writer and actress working on a separate title along a similar theme.

Deadline reports that the currently ‘Untitled Witch Project’, will be produced by Fey and Cinderella producer Allison Shearmur in what’s described as a film “falling in the vein of Ghostbusters.” Fey is attached to star in the film, which does not currently have a release date.

Since ending 30 Rock in 2013 Fey has kept a relatively low profile, starring alongside Ricky Gervais in Muppets Most Wanted. Her next two films will be This Is Where I Leave You, starring Jason Bateman, and The Nest which will see Fey team up with Golden Globes co-host Amy Poehler.