You wouldn't expect a movie about singing nuns to become a pop culture sensation, but since the first "Sister Act" came out in 1992, it's spawned a sequel and even a successful Broadway musical.
Now, Disney is getting back in the habit once again! A remake of the classic film is currently in development, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Now, I hear you already: how dare they remake a classic! Your childhood is ruined! Whoopi Goldberg 5ever!!!
But don't worry, friends -- once you hear more about how this movie's going to play out, I bet you'll be super pumped. Here's why:
The two screenwriters are women.Touchstone Pictures
Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith and Karen McCullah have been in the business for years, and there's nobody more fit to write this new movie. How do I know this? Because...
They've written all your favorite girl power movies.Touchstone Pictures
"Legally Blonde?" Check. "She's The Man?" Check. "The House Bunny?" Check. "10 Things I Hate About You?" Holy crap, those are some good credits.
The movie is also being produced by a woman.Touchstone Pictures
Namely Allison Shearmur, who recently produced "Cinderella" for Disney. Remember how gorgeous that movie was? Yeah, you're welcome.
The cast will be mostly women (duh).Touchstone Pictures
It's a movie about nuns, after all -- and this time around, maybe they'll be able to bring more diversity to the cast. Whoopi Golderg was amazing as the witness protection-turned-wimple-wearing Deloris, but the rest of the movie was pretty darn white, and almost a third of all Catholics in the United States these days are latina. Time for some better representation, wouldn't you say?
A NEW SOUNDTRACK, GUYSTouchstone Pictures
Already worn out your "Pitch Perfect 2" soundtrack? The "Sister Act" remake is bound to fill the badass choral void in your heart. Plus, now that a cappella is ~a thing~, maybe we'll get a beatboxing nun! Tell me you wouldn't watch the heck out of that. That's right, you can't, because it's awesome.