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Sony Pictures Revamping 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' for Big Screen

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April 12, 2012
Source: Deadline

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

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.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments

1

Just leave it alone. What are they going to call a darker movie version? "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" is a silly title for a serious movie. Why can't they just use an original character of their own?

Tonymanno on Apr 12, 2012

2

because then it would be plastered with Twilight comparisons....

Jericho on Apr 12, 2012

3

Damn. Sony is hurting for solid franchises. I got some advice. Out with the old, in with the new. Aight? Peace. 

Ticket Master on Apr 12, 2012

4

I would love it to be revamped. The first 4 season were great but the last 3 were all over the place and very chaotic. it went down hill when they replaced Sabrina aunts

Anna Williams on Jul 9, 2013

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