Wait, so The Craft 'reboot' won’t actually be a reboot after all?

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May 4, 2016, 5:38 PM EDT (Updated)

For young adults of a certain generation, the 1996 flick The Craft was the go-to movie for what it means to be witch-y. We already knew there was a new installment in the works, but it sounds like the studio might not be going the reboot route after all.

Producer Douglas Wick told Entertainment Weekly the new film picks up 20 years after the original film. So it seems it will be set within the same continuity as the original film — and apparently feature some callbacks to the events in those films. This opens up plenty of avenues for connective tissue, ranging from bringing back one of the original stars to introducing a daughter (or sister) of an original character.

The script for the semi-sequel is being written by Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei. Here’s an excerpt from Wick’s comments:

“There will be callbacks to the original movie, so you will see there is a connection between what happened in the days of The Craft, and how these young women come across this magic many years later… Here are some young women who once again discover the power of magic, and we explore their emotional lives, their wants, their fears, their longings, as they become empowered. 

So you know, the same way you use a war movie to explore the psyche of men, you get to create a heightened world to explore the psyche of these women. And so that seemed like an opportunity that was ripe and a way to make a movie that would be very much about now. And of course, part of that was just finding a talent that felt like enough of a real talent that you’d really be interested in her interpretation of this kind of story now, and of course Leigh is exactly that.”

The new Craft film has no release date, or director, as of yet. Do you want to see more from this (apparent) franchise?

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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