Tuesday, May 3, 2016

'The Craft' Remake isn't a Remake - It's a '20 Years Later'

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Oh heck yeah. HitFix is reporting a sequel to the 90s gem 'The Craft' and I'm already all about it.

Like so many iconic genre films before it, Andrew Fleming's cult 1996 teen horror-thriller The Craft has a remake in the works, this one with Honeymoon helmer Leigh Janiak attached to co-write and direct. But as producer Douglas Wick tells HitFix, the word "remake" doesn't quite do the project justice.

"I wouldn't say that we wouldn't so much call it a remake as a 'twenty years later,'" Wick told us during an interview for the 20th anniversary of the seminal teen classic. He continued later: "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," he continued. "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."

Rachel True expresses some reservations about returning in the article and offered up Zoe Kravitz as a recommended substitute. Zoe's great, but I want to see what Rochelle is up to as well!

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Text from HitFix

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