The first-ever Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) was Under Wraps, released in 1997. Well, apparently Disney Channel is doing a “contemporary comedic remake” of the historic movie which is set to begin production this month. This remake follows three 12-year-olds named Amy, Gilbert, and Marshall who accidentally revive a mummy in their neighbor’s basement. The remake will star Christian J. Simon, Malachi Barton, Sophia Hammons, and Phil Wright.
The story unfolds when Gilbert (Simon), Marshall (Barton) and Amy (Hammons) happen upon and awaken a mummy, which they affectionately name Harold (Wright), and must rush to return him to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Along the way, the team narrowly escapes a nefarious group of criminals intent on selling the mummy to the highest bidder. When Harold is inevitably captured, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy must band together to stand up to the criminals, face their fears and rescue their new—but rather “ancient”—friend.
Talking about remaking the film, Lauren Kisilevsky of Disney Channel said:
‘Under Wraps’ introduced a generation of kids and families to what has become the backbone of our programming across the globe: Disney Channel Original Movies. We are excited to welcome our audience back into the Halloween spirit and celebrate the unlikely friendship between three kids and a mummy as they embark on an adventure and ultimately save the day.
Fans will be able to watch Under Wraps in 2021.