It was announced last year that there would be a remake of the 1996 hit film, “The Craft.” While the original movie was helmed by Andrew Fleming, the supposed remake would have Leigh Janiak as the director. However, news has just emerged that the remake might not happen after all and instead a sequel is in the works.
In a recent interview with “The Craft” producer Douglas Wick by HitFix, he clarifies what the new film will be about.
“I wouldn’t say that we wouldn’t so much call it a remake as a ‘twenty years later,’” says Wick. He also adds, “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.”
“The Craft” is considered by many as a cult classic and tells the story of four teenage girls who dabbled in witchcraft. The girls eventually realized how dabbling in magic could have negative consequences to those around them. The movie starred Neve Campbell (“Scream,” “House of Cards”), Robin Tunney (“The Mentalist”), Fairuza Balk, and Rachel True.
There are not enough details given about the sequel except for the fact that there will be a new group of young women who discover the power of magic. The lives of these young women, including their hopes and fears, will be explored in the movie as they become empowered. The sequel also has yet to find its cast to play the young women.
The original movie could have produced a sequel at that time, notes Empire, had it not for the “Charmed” TV series which grabbed the viewers’ attention two years after the film came out. The TV series had a somewhat similar plot to the movie.
“The Craft” is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.