‘The Craft’ Remake Is Moving Forward | Film News
While there’s no shortage of remakes, reboots and sequels nowadays, most of them come from expected, big money properties that are practically guaranteed to bring in big box office numbers. Oh, and also The Craft.
If you stepped back in a time machine to 1996, you’d come across a strange movie horizon where a film about witches like The Craft that contains references to suicide, date rape and self harm could open at #1 at the box office and make back more than three times its budget. Those days are long gone, but the film might be making a comeback.
Sony has hired Daniel Casey (10 Cloverfield Lane) to rewrite Leigh Janiak‘s script for the remake of the 1996 film. Casey is a hot property right now after the success of 10 Cloverfield Lane, and if he can bring the same kind of tension to The Craft this could turn into a remake well worth seeing.
The original film starred Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True and Fairuza Balk as teenage outcasts who turn to witchcraft for personal gain, only to have it backfire like most plans involving witchcraft do.
Interestingly, a few faces from the original film are returning to help guide the project, including producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher.
The original film is sneaky influential that inspired many of today’s supernatural coming-of-age films, and remains an excellent cult classic to this day. Hopefully, if the potential remake can now finally pull itself out of development hell, it can capture the essence of the original and re-inspire a new generation.