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Sony Pictures to Turn 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Into a Superhero


There's no question superhero movies are big business. Take The Avengers for example. The mash-up of Marvel superheroes is projected to open north of $130 million and make a serious run at topping The Hunger Games' opening weekend haul for tops in 2012.

So it makes sense that the studio which will bring us a rebooted origins story of The Amazing Spider-Man this year is looking for new properties to re-imagine.

Deadline reports that Sony Pictures is taking the '60s Archie Comics character Sabrina the Teenage Witch and turning her into a superhero. Yes, this is the same character played by Melissa Joan Hart in the sitcom version which ran from 1996-2003.

The live-action film will be an origin story in the vein of Spider-Man, about a young girl coming to terms with remarkable powers. Sony is hoping to use the brand power to launch a young, relatively unknown actress in the lead role.

Do you like the idea of taking this known property and turning it into a superhero movie? Are we headed down the road where the kids at Riverdale High (Archie, Jughead, etc.) will join in and form an Avengers-esque super squad?

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