With the controversy that arose with the reboot of Charmed and the negative response surrounding the Netflix fantasy drama Siempre Bruja, the media coverage surrounding fictional witches has been less than stellar (aside from Tati Gabrielle’s Prudence killing it on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina). Another reboot of a witchy cult classic is reportedly in development at a hot production company that has a penchant for horror.
The film, released in 1996, starred Rachel True, Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney and Fairuza Balk as a quartet of teenage girls who are also witches that conjure up chaos. The film was a surprise success, topping the U.S. box office in its opening weekend and eventually grossing a total of $55.7 million on a $15 million budget.
Originally, Leigh Janiak was set to direct a follow up to The Craft that would be set 20 years after the events of the original film and focus on a new set of witches. However, Janiak has since departed the project. Zoe Lister-Jones is now attached to direct. In 2017, screenwriter Daniel Casey was tapped to rewrite Janiak’s script alongside Jones.
A remake of The Craft is certainly something in Blumhouse’s wheelhouse. The production company has produced several successful horror films, such as Get Out and the Halloween reboot.
The Craft was in the news recently when Rachel True aired out grievances about conventions inviting her white co-stars and not her.