Get ready to get witchy — The Craft is getting a reboot
It’s been years since the announcement that The Craft, a mid-’90s cult classic about a high school coven of witches, was getting the reboot treatments. Except following the announcement, no further details ever came.
Fans of The Craft, AKA anyone who has ever been a teenage girl in the last 20 years, were kind of left in the dark. For years. Basically we be out here holding seances to try to force this reboot to happen.
Not anymore. This week, Robin Tunney, one of the stars of the original film, officially confirmed that the Craft reboot is still in the works. And that’s not the only major bomb she dropped. Apparently, she may be back for the remake.
“They are still remaking it. Zoe Lister-Jones is writing it,” she told etalk. “And I may or may not do it. I’m so proud of that movie. It was the first lead I ever had and it’s a movie young girls today still watch at sleepovers. It’s girl power and I’m so proud of it. I’m SO proud of it.”
As she should be.
That’s pretty much all Tunney seemed to be able to say about the upcoming new movie at this point. But she did reflect on how movies age versus TV.
“It’s weird to notice the difference between television and film because film is more permanent,” she said. “[Film] sort of goes on through generations, whereas TV is more of a fad. The Craft stays.”
And that’s pretty much all we know right now. Producers did talk about this project a little bit when it was announced, but again, that was literally years ago, so all that information should be taken with a grain of salt, as it may very well have changed as the writing process has moved forward. Back in 2016, one producer, Douglas Wick, noted that the plan was to make a sequel to the original movie, and not fully remake it.
“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 said at the time. “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.”
So, a modern examination of girl power through witchcraft? Um, here for it. But considering that was all said more than three years ago, and Tunney is talking about a remake, it’s very possible plans have changed.
Still, if the new project is in the spirit of the original Craft (Get it? ‘Spirit’?), all our witchy girl power needs will be fulfilled.