One of the most underrated pleasures from the 90’s was the witchcraft horror The Craft that saw a pre-teen Neve Campbell playing with another trio of witches and causing mayhem.
The film has rightly gained a massive cult following and when it was announced last year that SONY were planning on remaking the film, like all redo’s of late, fans sighed with a feeling of “not again”.
So its with surprise that producer Douglas Wick (who was also involved in the original) has confirmed that the new film will not forget its roots and will serve more as a loose sequel than a direct remake.
“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 you know, the same way you use a war movie to explore the psyche of men, you get to create a heightened world to explore the psyche of these women. And so that seemed like an opportunity that was ripe and a way to make a movie that would be very much about now. And of course, part of that was just finding a talent that felt like enough of a real talent that you’d really be interested in her interpretation of this kind of story now, and of course Leigh is exactly that.”
Original director Andrew Fleming and one of the original stars Rachel True have both recently talked about this planned film and while Fleming gave it a thumbs up, True was more vocal!
“I’m kind of over remakes in general, but I also want to be supportive. If they think it’s a good idea, Sony, to remake it, then they should, and it’ll probably be awesome. But I just feel like, why not do another witch movie? Like, I’d love to see what the girls are up to now that they’re women, because I think that women are super powerful as well. They’re in — we’re in our sexuality. We own it, as opposed to girls who are a little shy about it. So I would love to see what the same group of women are up to now.”
More news on The Craft 2.0 as we get it!