Would you believe it’s been more than two decades since Disney’s singing and dancing nuns sequel “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” was released? Disney must think there’s still some magic left in that habit as it has announced a remake of the original “Sister Act.”
The remake will be written by Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah, who combined for “Legally Blonde” and “The House Bunny.” Allison Shearmur (of Disney’s “Cinderella”) will produce.
The story of “Sister Act” followed a Reno lounge singer (Whoopi Goldberg), who was put into protective custody and hidden in a San Francisco convent. The clash of cultures resulted in a lot of laughs and an impressive $232 million global box office. The movie also started Maggie Smith and Harvey Keitel.
If you recall, the original “Sister Act” was also adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical by Alan Menken. While I doubt we’ll see much more than a cameo from Goldberg in the remake, it would be great to see more of the musical make its way in the cinema.
Soon we’ll all be breaking the habit once again. What do you think?