The Craft’s Upcoming Remake Isn’t A Remake After All

May 4, 2016

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This week marks the 20th anniversary of The Craft and it has been a while since there has been any news about the remake. New came yesterday that it won’t be a remake after all. Douglas Wick, the new film’s producer, told HitFix that the film is actually a sequel that picks up 20 years later.


I wouldn’t say that we wouldn’t so much call it a remake as a ‘twenty years later’. 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 came across the magic many years later.’ Wick stated.


Wick also discussed the vision that Phil Graziadei and co-writer and director Leigh Janiak have in store.


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. 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.


It’s a relief that the film will not be a remake, we’ve seen way too many of those the past couple of years. The Craft is a classic that fans still love to this day.


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The 1996 film follows Sarah (Robin Tunney), a teenage girl new in town. At her new school she finds new friends, a trio of outcast girls, played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True, who practice witchcraft. With Sarah’s natural witchy talent the girls are able to actually cast spells and curses against those who have wronged them.

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