Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman in 'Practical Magic'.

(L to R) Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman in 'Practical Magic'. Photo: Warner Bros.

Preview:

  • Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are in talks for a ‘Practical Magic’ sequel.
  • Akiva Goldsman is returning to write the new movie.
  • No director is attached yet.

Are Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman ready to be magical again? It would appear that way, as Warner Bros. has announced a sequel to 1998 witch-powered romantic fantasy comedy drama ‘Practical Magic’.

While most of the details are a mystery for now, we’ll likely see the return of the Owens sisters, this time confronting a different story of witchcraft and family.

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

"For two sisters from a family of witches, falling in love is the trickiest spell of all."
68
PG-131 hr 44 minOct 13th, 1998
Showtimes & Tickets

What’s the story of ‘Practical Magic’?

Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock in 'Practical Magic'.

(L to R) Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock in 'Practical Magic'. Photo: Warner Bros.

‘Practical Magic’ adapts Alice Hoffman’s 1995 novel from Alice Hoffman. The movie follows two sisters, Sally (Bullock) and Gillian Owens (Kidman), who come from a long line of witches.

Orphaned at a young age, they are raised by their eccentric aunts, who embrace their magical heritage. However, the Owens family is cursed: any man who falls in love with an Owens woman is doomed to an untimely death.

Subsequently, Sally and Gillian struggle with their powers and the consequences of the family curse. Sally attempts to lead a normal life, distancing herself from magic, but tragedy strikes when her husband dies.

Gillian, on the other hand, lives a wild life, embracing her magical abilities. The sisters are reunited when Gillian finds herself in a dangerous relationship with Jimmy Angelov (Goran Visnjic), a violent man. In an effort to protect Gillian, the sisters accidentally kill Jimmy, leading to a series of supernatural events as they attempt to hide his death and ultimately break the family curse.

What will be the story for ‘Practical Magic 2’?

Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock in 'Practical Magic'.

(L to R) Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock in 'Practical Magic'. Photo: Warner Bros.

Zero official details are available for whatever storyline Akiva Goldsman is cooking up in his cauldron, but we could conceivably see the sisters confronting issues with Kidman’s character’s daughters, themselves dealing with the family legacy.

Related Article: 'Hocus Pocus 2's Sam Richardson and Doug Jones Talk New Disney+ Sequel

Who is making the ‘Practical Magic’ sequel?

Griffin Dunne in 'After Hours'.

Griffin Dunne in 'After Hours'. Photo: Warner Bros.

That first movie was written by Robin Swicord, Akiva Goldsman and Adam Brooks, but at this point, it seems only Goldsman is returning to craft the sequel.

Griffin Dunne was in the director’s chair for the original, but Warner Bros. has yet to confirm a filmmaker for the new movie.

Bullock and Kidman –– assuming they lock down their deals –– would also produce the movie alongside the original’s Denise Di Novi.

When will ‘Practical Magic 2’ be in theaters?

With the movie at such an early stage, there are no release details –– we don’t for example, know whether it’ll be in theaters or go straight to streaming service Max (where the original has now landed), but given the potential star power, we don’t imagine Warners will want to shove it straight to streaming.

1998's 'Practical Magic'.

1998's 'Practical Magic'. Photo: Warner Bros.

Other Movies Similar to ‘Practical Magic 2':

Buy 'Practical Magic' Movie On Amazon