Can you believe that it’s been 20 years since “The Craft” was released?
When Sony announced they were remaking the occult teen thriller last May, the news of this reboot irked many die hard fans. However, in talking with HitFix, producer Douglas Wick says that calling the upcoming film a remake isn’t quite right.
“I wouldn’t say that we wouldn’t so much call it a remake as a 20 years later,” said Wick, before adding, “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.”
For those not familiar with “The Craft”, the 1996 cult classic centres on Sarah Bailey, who transfers to a Catholic prep high school in Los Angeles and joins a trio of outcasts to form a coven. Together, they discover their interest in witchcraft but when the girls start casting spells and using their powers on those who wronged them, karma comes back to bite them hard.
From what we know, the main story in the reboot will not revolve around the original coven of witches, but will instead introduce 4 new characters. However, the movie will make some reference to the players and events from the previous film.
“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,” said Wick.
It’s probably a good call that they’re presenting this supernatural film as an indirect sequel instead of a remake. We’ll keep you posted as more information start to unfold.