‘The Craft’ Is Being Remade Whether You Like It or Not
If you're a fan of the cult classic The Craft, you're either going to be happy about or incensed by the following news -- that depends on your faith in Hollywood's ability to remake movies that don't need to be remade. In case you haven't gleaned the news we're about to deliver, we'll spell it out for you (get it? "spell"? sorry): The '90s movie about four witchy weirdos is getting an update.
If you're surprised, you haven't been paying attention. Hollywood's true talent lies in beating a dead horse well until its mutilated, bloody corpse has fertilized the land beneath it, whereupon a new crop of garbage springs forth for mass consumption. No fad is truly safe from exploitation. Remember when vampires were the latest craze? We're still recovering from that one. The popularity of American Horror Story: Coven, as well as the reemergence of '90s fashion trends like brown-based lipstick, crop tops and the general coolness of being uncool, have made the remake of The Craft nearly inevitable. We will try to have faith.
Here's the good news: According to the Hollywood Reporter Leigh Janiak is onboard to direct the new version -- and co-write the script along with Phil Graziadei -- which means that despite its inherent unwillingness to explore new ideas, Hollywood is miraculously allowing a female writer and director to take the reigns of a female-driven movie. Janiak's most recent film was the horror movie Honeymoon, which was fairly well-received, so not all hope is lost.
You can check out the trailer for 1996 version above, and then imagine all the ways it'll be updated and modified for the next generation.