Sony Pictures has confirmed that they’re remaking the 1996 cult teen horror flick The Craft
The Craft is one of those movies you’re probably not sure you’ve seen before, but when you switch it on, you’ll quickly realise you have, probably a number of times. Now however for those who haven’t seen the original, Sony is planning to make it again, this time with up-and-coming horror filmmaker Leigh Janiak to write and direct the new version, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The original, tells the story of a young girl who arrives at a Catholic school and befriends a trio of wannabe witches, the only thing is, these witches are small fry compared to her, who turns out to be a natural. They welcome her into their little trio and begin using magic to fix personal issues, but things start to go wrong and get a little too out of the girls’ hands making them soon realise that the dark forces aren’t something to play around with.
The new version will have Janiak co-writing the script with Phil Graziadei with Doug Wick, one of the original movie’s producers, and he’ll be reprising his role, this time however he’ll be producing with Lucy Fisher, who was vice chairman of Columbia when the movie first launched.
Now, this is great news for fans of the original movie who would probably like to see the movie in a more modern setting, but I have awful fears that it might be made too modern, throwing in relatable things to teens today, like Facebook, YouTube, and people saying “Hashtag Witch”. Please god no..