'the craft' is getting remade
by the power of manon, no
Photo via Columbia Pictures
Light as a feather, stiff as a—wait, no. Sony’s got plans to bring back the 1996 cult classic The Craft. Is nothing sacred?
Horror filmmaker Leigh Janiak will write and direct the updated version. If you somehow made it through the late ‘90s without seeing The Craft, it follows the story of a group of four practicing witches that dabble with the dark side. The one-liners are iconic and the Catholic school girl uniforms exuded an odd sex appeal that predated Britney Spears’s “Hit Me Baby (One More Time)” by two years.
Now, there is something to be said about Hollywood bringing a female-directed, female-centric movie to the big screen. After the leaked e-mails between Sony and Marvel execs that basically damned any idea of a female-driven superhero movie to the pits, this Craft news is welcome. But then again, it’s The Craft: a movie that, like Jawbreaker, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and Heathers, has such a strong cult following, remaking feels sacrilegious. Hey, if it ain’t broke…