Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of fan-favorite The Craft‘s original theatrical release, and if you follow iHorror on Facebook, you probably noticed that we were celebrating all day long by sharing our favorite quotes, GIFs, and past articles. One of the articles we shared was a news story from last year about a remake of the 1996 film, and this week brings a VERY exciting update.
In an interview with Hitfix, producer Douglas Wick clarified that the remake isn’t actually a remake.
“I wouldn’t say that we wouldn’t so much call it a remake as a ‘twenty years later,'” Wick told the site. “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.”
He also spilled some beans about the plot of the Leigh Janiak-directed rema… sequel.
“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,” Wick revealed. “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.”
Janiak (Honeymoon) is co-writing the script with Phil Graziedi.
The Craft starred Robin Tunney, who arrives at a Catholic school and befriends a trio of wannabe witches, played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True. The trio turn out to be amateur practitioners and welcome Tunney’s character, a natural, into their fold. When they use their magic to fix personal issues, they discover that dark forces aren’t something to trifle with.