June 18, 2024

“Sister Act” to be remade by Disney

Disney is at it again, this time, remaking the top grossing movie of 1992, Sister Act, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Keitel & Maggie Smith.   The writers behind Legally Blonde & The House Bunny,  Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah, have been hired by Disney to work on a script and  it is unclear at this point whether or not any of the original movies’ stars will be involved with the remake.

Sister Act premiered in 1992 and was a surprise smash hit, bringing in $192 million in the US & $231 million worldwide.  Its success immediately spawned a sequel in 1993, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, which brought in a mere $53 million worldwide, which put an end to its’ franchise quest, almost as quick as it was remade.  A Musical based on the original was spawned in 2006 with mixed reviews, yet it gave way to various productions of the play on Broadway & in London, both of which garnered nominations, but no awards.

Its seems unlikely that a remake of the original will in any way achieve the level of admiration & success of the 1992 hit, yet, we’ll leave it to Disney to prove us wrong.

 

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