Director Signed for a Return to Witch Mountain
From the 'remakes we didn't see coming' file...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Andy Fickman has been signed to helm a remake of the mild 1975 chiller Escape to Witch Mountain. If you've seen Who's Your Daddy?, Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, or (ugh) She's the Man, then you're already familiar with the collected works of Mr. Fickman.
Based on a novel by Alexander Key, the Disney film was popular enough to warrant a sequel (Return from Witch Mountain), a TV movie (Beyond Witch Mountain), and a TV remake (in 1995) -- so another remake is only logical, really.
Apparently Disney is ramping this project up for a quick turnaround. Awesome.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter