The Craft Remake to Have Female Screenwriter, Director
If you're going to remake a movie about a coven of teenage girls, you may as well tap a female to direct and write the movie - as is the case for The Craft remake.
The long-talked about remake of The Craft is moving forward from Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures. The script is not done for The Craft remake, but Zoe Lister-Jones is going to write it and direct the film.
The original The Craft, released in 1996 and starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Christina Taylor, Rachel True, and Skeet Ulrich, was directed by Andrew Fleming (“Younger,” “Insatiable”). Peter Filardi and Andrew Fleming wrote the script for the female-led film, which makes The Craft remake a welcome change for those who want to see more female-led movies from female directors.
Given it is the early stage of development, there is no news on who will star in The Craft remake or whether any of the original cast will return for cameos (if appropriate). But one thing is certain: The Craft remake will feature a coven of teenage witches as the original did.
About The Craft Remake Director Zoe Lister-Jones
The Craft remake will not be the first foray into directing for Zoe Lister-Jones. She directed Band Aid in 2017 and is working on Woman Up, a made-for-TV movie. Her writing credits include Band Aid, Lola Versus, and Consumed. As an actress, Zoe Lister-Jones has starred in many TV shows, such as “Life in Pieces,” “Whitney,” and “New Girl,” as well as film roles.
Jason Blum and Blumhouse are producing The Craft remake alongside Red Wagon Entertainment, which produced the original film. Andrew Fleming is executive producing, too.
The Craft Remake Release Date
Given the lasting popularity of The Craft, of which TV shows and other movies have been spawned, fans should welcome the remake when it eventually hits theaters. Many refer to The Craft as a cult classic, and as we all know, every cult classic gets a remake at some point.
The Craft remake comes over 20 years after the original, and by the time the script is complete and filming wraps, it may well be over 25 years since the original release date, or timed exactly to an initial release anniversary like Halloween in 2018.