Disney officially suspends filming on a potential ‘Halloweentown’ reboot

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Disney has also released many Disney+ Original movies directly to the streaming platform, including projects like Cinderella-inspired Sneakerella and the next Hocus Pocus 2.

Now, it’s been confirmed that Disney has suspended filming on another Halloween-themed movie that was set to begin production in Massachusetts.

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According to a report from MassLive.com:

The town of Norwood was notified Thursday that filming for the Halloween-themed Disney movie, which was scheduled to take place in the community in August, has been suspended for the time being, according to general manager Tony Mazzucco.

Mazzucco said the community is looking forward to welcoming the production team to Norwood and “so that audiences around the world can see all that our town has to offer through this film.”

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Speaking to local news outlet NECN, Mazzucco said the suspension was mainly caused by a “casting issue”. Aligning cast schedules with the production schedule “just didn’t work,” he shared.

Mazzucco’s statement continued:

“We are grateful to the production company for their consideration of Norwood and recognition of the many historical and scenic aspects that make our town an ideal filming location. We hope similar opportunities to showcase Norwood will arise in the future.

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At this time, details of the Halloween movie that was scheduled to shoot in August have not been made public. There were, however, rumors that the project could be the long-awaited project. Halloween Town (1998) to restart.

The official description for the film reads as follows:

On her 13th birthday, Marnie learns she is a witch, discovers a secret portal, and is transported to Halloweentown, a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves live apart from the human world. But she soon finds herself battling evil wizards, evil curses, and endless surprises.

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