“The Craft” Remake Isn’t A Remake After All

Producer Doug Wick reveals details about the update to the 1996 teen-horror classic.

Last summer we reported the classic 90s teen-horror flick The Craft was being remade for the big screen.

But now Doug Wick, who produced the 1996 original, has more details on the project.

“I wouldn’t say that. We wouldn’t so much call it a remake as a ’20 years later,'” he told Hitflix. “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.”

Wick also talked at length about how screenwriters Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei, who wrote the breakout horror film Honeymoon, plan to bring something new to the film while staying true to the original.

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.

The choice to present the film as an indirect sequel makes sense because, let’s face it, who could ever top Fairuza Balk’s Nancy?

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Even Nancy herself expressed disinterest in the project following the announcement.

Do you agree?

h/t: The Huffington Post

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