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The 1996 film THE CRAFT starred Robin Tunney as a new arrival at Catholic school St Benedict’s Academy who befriends a group of girls (Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk and Rachel True) who all turn out to be witches. It was just around one year ago that we learned that a remake for THE CRAFT was in the works with Leigh Janiak set to co-write the project along with Phil Graziadei. Janiak was also announced to direct. Today we bring you an update on things.
The project is still moving forward and original producer for THE CRAFT Doug Wick, who will return to produce the new film, spoke with Hitflix saying that those involved with Janiak's concept are not calling it a remake since the story is actually set twenty years after the events of THE CRAFT.
"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."
"Here are some young women who once again discover the power of magic, and we explore their emotional lives, their wants, their fears, their longings, as they become empowered."
So there you have it, the new project will in fact be a sequel rather than a remake.
We will continue to follow THE CRAFT as it unfolds.