https://ew.com/tv/2019/08/19/practical-magic-prequel-pilot-hbo-max When we pitched the idea to Dewan Tatum about bringing Practical Magic back to the big screen, she couldn’t contain her excitement. Let’s do it — make that happen!” she said, adding, “First of all, Practical Magic is one of my favorite movies. As a standalone the book is great, but as a prequel to "Practical Magic" and "Rules of Magic" it feels a little forced. Antonio’s sister, of course, was played by a young Evan Rachel Wood. More: Mila Kunis & 7 More Hollywood Witches. Even though this is a prequel, I will say this.....You DO NOT have to read Practical Magic … Here's all the inspiration you need for all Hallow's Eve, By entering my email I agree to Stylist’s. But its sequel took more than two decades to finally see the light of day, and yet Alice Hoffman’s fans were no less enthusiastic to return to the world that the first Practical magic novel introduced. The new novel centers on the matriarch of the amazing Owens women. No word on the cast as yet, but it seems unlikely that Bullock or Kidman will reprise their roles anytime soon: the first series will, after all, be almost entirely focused on a time set long before their characters are even born. The best books out this week include releases from Alice Hoffman and V.E. The film was a surprise cult hit – not least of all because of its badass feminist undertones (tell Frozen fans that this was the original ‘sister saves sister’ movie) – and is every bit as watchable today as it was all those years ago. Somewhere along the way, the sisters will become the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic. What many fans of Practical Magic will not know, though, is that it is actually based on Alice Hoffman’s bestselling book of the same name. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. If you haven’t read Rules of Magic already (and what kind of Practical Magic fan are you if you haven’t? Marcus stars on Gods of the Gates: one of fandom TV's hottest shows. “I got back to my office on the Warner Bros. lot and I listen to my voicemail,” she recalled. Jessica Jones‘ Melissa Rosenberg is set to write the script and executive produce the series via Tall Girls Productions, with Dana Baratta also writing and EPing, and Denise Di Novi and Nina Tassler of PatMa Productions and writer Hoffman serving as executive producers. This could certainly lead to a Practical Magic spin-off, in which case Dewan Tatum is the perfect pick to play Jet in her younger years. Ultimately, the studio did settle for an undisclosed amount in order to get the witch to back away. In which case we suggest Jessica Chastain stand in for Nicole Kidman as Sally’s sister, Gillian. Yep, you heard me — there’s a prequel. Heavily-pregnant, though, and betrayed by her lover, Maria unleashes a curse upon herself and her family: any man they truly fall in love with will be doomed to die an untimely death. ‘You think you can buy me off, well let me tell you something… there is a land of curses!'”. “‘How dare you sic that shrew on me?’ she said in the message. Why? Despite the warning handed down through the family for centuries (‘know that for our family, love is a curse’), they will all strive to break the rules and find true love.”. If you don’t believe us, just ask Jenna Dewan Tatum. April's cosplay of his love interest just went viral. Eventually, Gillian moves away to travel the world, and Sally does her best to find the normality she craves. Sign up for our essential edit of what to buy, see, read and do, and also receive our 11-page Ultimate Guide To Making Your Home Feel Bigger. “Susanna needed to set some rules of magic: no walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles and certainly, absolutely, no books about magic… but the Owens siblings are desperate to uncover who they really are.