After last year’s success of bringing back Halloween, Blumhouse is reviving another cult classic, alongside Columbia Pictures, with 1996’s The Craft.
Deadline has revealed Zoe Lister-Jones has been signed to write and direct the remake about a newcomer at a Catholic prep high school who falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and wage curses against those who cross them.
This is the perfect time for this film to make a return during the #metoo and Time’s Up-era and this film was always about female empowerment as the original starred Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True and Fairuza Balk.
Lister-Jones will probably be better known for her role in tv series Life in Pieces, but she has writing and directing credits with The Craft being the biggest yet.
As for the possible new cast, it’s likely Lister-Jones will be looking at her Life in Pieces co-stars with Holly J. Barrent and Hunter King in the running for a role.
Elsewhere, I’d like to see Ella Balinska have a role as the upcoming actress just finished working with Blumhouse, alongside Lister-Jones’ Life in Pieces co-star Betsy Brandt. The third member of the wannabe witches is out of two and they starred together in Tragedy Girls, Brianna Hilderbrand or Alexandra Shipp.
Both actresses are better known for their X-Men roles with Shipp as Storm and Hilderbrand a part of both Deadpool film playing Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
The final member of the group and maybe as the new girl Sarah Bailey could be To All The Boys I Loved Before star Lana Condor has she has plenty of on-screen lead presents and this could be the breakout role to help move away from the teen rom-com.
There’s no news as to when the project begins shooting or of a release date, but Sony Pictures will be handling the film’s release.