Any teen in the 1990s likely remembers the witch-y horror flick The Craft, which focused on a group of high school girls who dabble in witchcraft and unleash some major badness. Well, the coven is getting a new lease on life.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is developing a remake of the 1996 cult hit and has tapped buzzy horror filmmaker Leigh Janiak to write and direct the modern-day take. Janiak will reunite with Phil Graziadei, who co-wrote Janiak’s 2015 indie horror hit, Honeymoon. It looks like a smart hire for Sony, and Janiak has shown a solid grasp of the genre — and if nothing else, we’re psyched to see a female director take on this classic tale of (evil) girl power.
The original film starred Robin Tunney as a new student who enrolls at a Catholic school and joins a coven with Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk and Rachel True. It starts out as relatively innocent fun, but the coven eventually taps into some truly powerful (and dark) magic that wreaks havoc on their lives. It was no masterpiece, but the original was a fun and freaky movie. Here’s hoping Janiak can recapture that weirdness.
Do you think the world needs a new version of The Craft?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)