Disney Is Preparing to Remake ‘Sister Act’

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Disney is bringing Sister Act back with a new installment of the classic 1990s Whoopi Goldberg-led  comedy.

Nowadays it seems more than half of movies being green lit by major studios are remakes or reboots. Most are unnecessary or certainly less enjoyable than their original, and we’re left wondering: where are all the good new stories? There are certainly enough directors to tell them and more than enough voices that need to be heard. But this is Hollywood we’re talking about, so. Be that as it may, sometimes a remake or long-awaited followup to an old classic can be exciting, invoke our nostalgia, and give us a modern twist on a story we love—and in that vein, today Disney has announced they’ve begun working on a new installment of the Whoopi Goldberg-led 1990s comedy Sister Act.

It hasn’t been announced whether Goldberg will be returning, but Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, The House Bunny) will be penning the script for the final installment. It’s also been announced that Cinderella’s Allison Shearmur will step in as producer. Centered around a “Reno lounge singer (Goldberg) who goes into protective custody at a San Francisco convent and pretends to be a nun after a mob boss puts a hit on her,” the original films were a massive success.

With plot details still not revealed, let’s spend some time revisiting the original films, Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, which you can watch on iTunes and Amazon streaming.