Last year we heard news that beloved Archie Comics gal Sabrina the Teenage Witch would be getting a new animated series to be released later this year. We haven’t heard a peep about it since, but Deadline brings more interesting news this evening about the dazzling witch. According to the website, Sabrina will be getting a reboot on the big screen — as a superheroine: “The live action film will be an origin story in the vein of Spider-Man, about a young girl coming to terms with her remarkable powers.”
Given the success of another girl power heroine in The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen, it’s no surprise that Tinseltown is already plucking out the next fearless feminine role model — and Deadline is describing the project as a “priority” for Sony. Archie Comics’ Jon Goldwater will be executive producing the project with a team that includes Die in a Gunfight writers Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari. That’s the Zac Efron film about “a fight-prone and death-obsessed young society man who pursues a romance with the daughter of his father’s enemy.”
Who will play the half-witch that hides her powers from her high school pals? Deadline says the studio hopes to “discover an actress” for the part. They also note that the tone of the film will be “edgier” and that the studio wants to keep Sabrina’s wisecracking cat Salem. Apart from the 1960s comic book, Sabrina is best known for the 1999 animated show and a live-action TV series starring Melissa Joan Hart as the teen sorceress. Play casting director in the comments section below.