Actually, it’s more of a sequel. Mostly.
We learned almost exactly one year ago that Honeymoon director Leigh Janiak’s “remake” of cult fave The Craft was set to be a 20-years-later sequel rather than a new take on the same story we already saw back in 1996; from what we gathered, it was to center on a new group of women discovering the power of magic. We can only assume that’s still the plan, but a new writer has just been brought aboard to work on the script.
Tracking Board reports today that Sony has hired Daniel Casey to rewrite Janiak’s The Craft, which they refer to as a remake. The previous version of the script was penned by Janiak and Phil Graziadei.
Doug Wick is producing with Lucy Fisher.
Andrew Fleming directed The Craft, which starred Robin Tunney as a teenage girl who befriends a group of budding witches played by Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk and Rachel True.