It’s all happening over at Sony Pictures who are doing a big screen update on SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH and making it more in line with a superhero origin story. As the studio is about to roll out its reboot of the Spider-Man franchise with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, it’s also developing CITY OF BONES and now here’s another teen skew franchise opportunity that SONY can bank on.
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH originated as a comic in the 60’s but most will remember her from the 1999-2006 TV series starring Melissa Joan Hart.
Deadline reports: Scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (they wrote Die In A Gunfight for MRC) will write the script, and Real Steel producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford are producing. Mark Waters, who worked on the presentation that Sony Pictures sparked to, might direct depending on scheduling. Archie Comics’ Jon Goldwater will be executive producer and screenwriter Jeff Stockwell, who also worked on the presentation, will be co-producer.