Looks Like A New Version Of The Craft Is Moving Forward At Blumhouse, with A Female Director

Looks Like A New Version Of The Craft Is Moving Forward At Blumhouse, with A Female Director

For the past few years, Sony has been loosely working on a remake/sequel of the 1996 teen witch classic, The Craft. Now, it looks like the spell has been cast, with

ridiculous comments about Hollywood having a lack of female horror directors.

The Sony project is being worked on by Blumhouse, with Jason Blum, Doug Wick, and Lucy Fisher serving as producers. Here’s the official description:

When starting at a new school, Hannah befriends Tabby, Lourdes, and Frankie, and quickly becomes the fourth member of their Clique. Hannah soon learns that she somehow brings great power to the quartet.

This latest The Craft film has been in the works since 2015 (and rewrite a couple of years later.

It was originally meant to be a rebooted sequel to the original, akin to Mary Poppins Returns, the new Halloween, or Jordan Peele’s upcoming Candyman. At least that’s what producer Wick indicated back in 2016.

“I wouldn’t say that we wouldn’t so much call it a remake as ‘20 years later’”, Wick told Hitfix in 2016. “There will be callbacks to the original movie, so you will see there is a connection between what happening in the days of The Craft, and how these young women come across this magic many years later.”

The description in Production Weekly for this newest version does call it a “remake” of the classic 1996 film that starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, and Neve Campbell, but it’s hard to say whether it’s a remake, a sequel, or a “requel” at this point. Though, since the lead characters all have different names, it seems most likely that, at the very least, this new version isn’t a complete remake of the original. Rather, a disconnected continuation. Kind of like the new Charmed series, a new story set in a familiar franchise.

We reached out to Blumhouse for more info on The Craft and will update should we hear back. Production is set to start in July, and there’s no release date as of yet.

[h/t Jezebel]