Blumhouse and Sony are teaming up for a reboot of The Craft and there is now an update on the project. FullCircle reports that Zoe Lister-Jones has been hired by the studio to write and direct their reboot of the 1996 teenage witchcraft flick The Craft that originally starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, Neve Campbell, and Christine Taylor.
Full Circle has exclusively learned. Zoey Lister-Jones, best known for her acting roles on television shows Delocated, Whitney, and New Girl, will direct and co-write the film for Sony Pictures.
The news was just backed up by trades as the studio has confirmed the reporting.
After transferring to a Los Angeles high school, Sarah (Robin Tunney) finds that her telekinetic gift appeals to a group of three wannabe witches, who happen to be seeking a fourth member for their rituals. Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Nancy (Fairuza Balk), like Sarah herself, all have troubled backgrounds, which combined with their nascent powers lead to dangerous consequences. When a minor spell causes a fellow student to lose her hair, the girls grow power-mad.
Blumhouse is a bit of a mixed-bag concerning their projects for every Get Out you also get a Truth or Dare. I loved The Craft growing up and felt securely set in the mid-1990s. I’m curious how they’ll try to do it without making a shot-for-shot remake which would be kind of pointless or even worse, it ends up a forgettable generic version of the original.
It’s unclear when The Craft will begin filming or could be released.
SOURCE: FULL CIRCLE