Since Hollywood is obviously going through an extreme reboot/remake phase, it’s no huge surprise that The Craft is the latest cult classic to be tapped for an update.
Sony is in the process of developing a remake of the 1996 film that starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True, and has asked Leigh Janiak, who directed an episode of MTV’s upcoming Scream TV series (another remake), to write and direct the remake. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the news and is also reporting that Janiak will get some help writing the script from Phil Graziadei, whom she worked with on Honeymoon
In the original film, a teenage girl attends a new Catholic schools and is befriended by a group of girls with their own individual issues, who’ve banded together to begin dabbling in the dark arts. Things take a turn for the worst, however, when one becomes mad with power and it’s up to the new girl to put a stop to their witch games, before someone really ends up hurt.
In case you aren’t entirely sold on this remake, one of The Craft‘s original producers, Doug Wick, will return to work on the new film.
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