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'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' Heading To The Big Screen

4/12/2012 2:26pm EDT

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Actress Melissa Joan Hart's hit TV series Sabrina The Teenage Witch is heading to the big screen.

The popular family sitcom debuted in 1996 and lasted for a total of seven seasons before going off the air, and now the series is set for a movie reboot under the direction of Real Steel producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford.

The live action project will center on a teenager struggling to come to terms with her magical powers and her relationship with a prince, named Salem, who was originally played in the TV series by a talking black cat.

Writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari have been commissioned to write the script for the project by Sony bosses, according to

Main character Sabrina Spellman was first introduced in a 1960s Archie Comics book series.

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