Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Disney Channel has announced plans to remake the Halloween-themed Under Wraps, the channel's first original movie from 1997.
Production is slated to begin in Vancouver this month. The film is expected to debut next year.
The contemporary, re-imagined story will star Christian J. Simon, Malachi Barton, Sophia Hammons and Phil Wright.
It will follow 12-year-old friends -- Gilbert, Marshall and Amy -- as they accidentally revive a mummy they discover in a neighbor's basement a few days before Halloween, according to a Disney press release.
"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," Lauren Kisilevsky, vice president of original movies at Disney Channel, said in a statement Friday.
"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."