Sony Pictures Revamping 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' for Big Screen
Most audiences may remember Sabrina the Teenage Witch as that TV series starring
Clarissa Melissa Joan Hart on ABC, but the character actually comes from the classic Archie comics from the 60's. And like all other comic books from the past and present, it sounds like it's headed to the big screen. Deadline reports Sony Pictures is developing a live-action origin story for the teenage witch in the same vein as Spider-Man, with a young girl coming to terms with her supernatural powers and gifts. This isn't going to be the same sweet take we saw on TV, and I'm betting it's more along the lines of The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
Real Steel producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford are behind the picture as producers, and considering it was director Mark Waters' (Mean Girls) who worked on their presentation which got Sony on board with the project, he might end up directing the film as well. Before Melissa Joan Hart had became the teenage witch, she was already in animated form in 1969, 1971 and 1999, so she's got quite a rich history. Apparently despite the edgy take on the character, they're keeping certain whimsical elements like the talking cat Salem in the mix. This also sounds like it could be along the lines of a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (the TV show), and that might just turn out all right.