New cast member Michelle Monaghan spoke about the reboot and said it was 'spooky, but also really timely and relevant in terms of what it's about and how the director reimagined it.'
'The Craft' reboot has been doing rounds of the internet for a while now and looks like it is finally moving forward. The movie is getting a remake via Blumhouse and Sony and things are about to get spooky again. The reboot also has a fantastic new coven of witches and cast members like Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna, Nicholas Galitzine, Michelle Monaghan, and David Duchovny.
It has been confirmed by Deadline that Zoe Lister-Jones is the director/writer of the movie. Lister-Jones previously worked on sitcoms like Life In Pieces, New Girl, and along with it, she has also directed a string of well-received feature films, including indie efforts Lola Versus, Breaking Upwards and Band-Aid.
In a separate conversation with Joblo, Monaghan said, "I would say a reimagining. [Writer/director] Zoe's [Lister-Jones] just really smart and it was just a great time being on that set. Spooky, but also really timely and relevant in terms of what it's about and how she reimagined it. And it's Blumhouse and I've been wanting to work with Jason [Blum] for a while now so it was great to finally collaborate with him."
The official plot synopsis of the original movid reads, "Sarah (Robin Tunney) who transfers to a Los Angeles high school and finds that her telekinetic gift appeals to a group of three wannabe witches, who happen to be seeking a fourth member for their rituals. Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Nancy (Fairuza Balk), like Sarah herself, all have troubled backgrounds, which combined with their nascent powers lead to dangerous consequences. When a minor spell causes a fellow student to lose her hair, the girls grow power-mad."
While Lister-Jones will be writing and directing the remake, the movie will be produced by Jason Blum, along with Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher's Red Wagon Entertainment, which was behind the original movie. The executive producers of the movie are Lucas Wiesendanger, Andrew Fleming, who directed the original movie. Columbia Pictures and Jason Blum's Blumhouse will finance the remake.
The production of the movie will start in July and given the speed with which Blumhouse Productions churn out these projects, the movie might be released sooner than you think, but no release date has been revealed so far.