Despite the original film being just over 20 years old, Disney have announced plans to create a new ‘Sister Act’ film.
The original comedy film, released in 1992, stars Whoopi Goldberg as Deloris Van Cartier, a singer who goes undercover at a convent after being put on a mob’s hit list.
It has now been claimed by The Hollywood Reporter that the writing team behind ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ and ‘She’s The Man’ are planning to pen a new version of ‘Sister Act’.
Allison Shearmur, who was behind Disney’s recent remake of ‘Cinderella’, is currently slated to be producing.
However, it’s not yet known whether the new film would act as a follow-up to the 1993 film, ‘Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit’, or a stand-alone remake of the original.
If the latter does turn out to be true, there are a lot of people on Twitter who aren’t going to be very happy…
I can't think of anything worse than a remake of #SisterAct. The original was amazing, why mess with it?— Chris Adelaide (@chris_lala) June 3, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
Sister Act was released 23 years ago. It does NOT need a remake. We'll have remade Bridesmaids by 2020 at this rate!! #Madness— Daniel Sommer (@Danielf90) June 3, 2015
One does not simply remake Sister Act. This is an outrage.— Sophie (@mezzosophano) June 4, 2015
They're remaking Sister Act??? STAAAAAP they're gonna bloody destroy it along with ever other remake— ciaracampbell (@ciaracampbell) June 4, 2015
@daniellepreston I heard about heard about the Sister Act remake too.— Todd Kenreck (@ToddKenreck) June 4, 2015
As well as the follow-up film, ‘Sister Act’ has also spawned a musical, which scooped multiple awards nominations over its run on the West End and Broadway.
So perhaps rather than a standard remake, the new ‘Sister Act’ could even be a film adaptation of the musical, à la ‘Hairspray’ or ‘The Producers’..?
#SisterAct remake will only work if they use the songs from The Musical rather than a copy of the original, bit like planned Billy Elliott.— Ken Major (@KenMajor83) June 4, 2015
...or perhaps Disney really do just want to break every fan of the original’s hearts.
The Twitter storm surrounding the news comes just days after the trailer for a remake of ‘Point Break’ surfaced online, and got a similarly frosty reception on social media.