The best witchy movie ever made, 'The Craft' is being revived after twenty three years but will probably feature an all new cast.
After Robin Tunney recently teased that The Craft is getting a revival and she may or may not be in it, all the witch lovers across the globe screamed with joy! This iconic movie which came out more than two decades ago still remains a fan favorite and a Halloween classic. The movie's popularity is unbelievable and the fact that another Craft movie is finally happening has come as a delight to the fans of horror. But, as much as we were thinking that the upcoming movie is more like a sequel and will pick up events twenty years after the original, turns out the movie is going to be a reboot entirely.
According to BloodyDisgusting, one of the biggest producers of the horror scene who has produced pretty much every brilliant horror flick there is - Get Out, Sinister, Insidious, Purge, Paranormal Activity, and the latest blockbuster Halloween is all set to revive the official must-watch movie for sleepovers. Blumhouse did a pretty bang-on job with Halloween 2018, I surely have high hopes from this reboot!
As far as the director of the movie is concerned, Zoe Lister-Jones, best known for CBS' sitcom Life in Pieces, has been picked. The American director-actress has previously directed Woman-up and Bandaid. In an interview with Etalk, Tunney said the words Craft fans have been waiting for, "They are still remaking it. Zoe Lister-Jones is writing it. 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."
Despite the high hopes she gave us, there is a huge possibility that the reboot will not feature any of the original young women and will have an entirely new cast. However, nothing has been confirmed officially yet. Producer Douglas Wick, who is currently on board with the new Craft movie, also spilled some beans about the upcoming movie and said, "I wouldn’t say that we wouldn’t so much call it a remake as ’20 years later’."
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." As much as I would have loved a sequel with the original ladies, a reboot by Blumhouse doesn't sound half bad. "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. That seemed like an opportunity that was ripe and a way to make a movie that would be very much about now," Wick explained the plot.
The news of Blumhouse rebooting the witchy movie came right after The Craft reunion! The original coven of The Craft met FIRST TIME in TWENTY THREE YEARS! I mean, there have been a lot The Craft conventions and meets and greets, but all of the leading ladies were never spotted together in the same event. Rachel True, who played Rochelle in the movie, recently took to her Twitter to address the racism which still prevails in the industry. She revealed that all her co-stars were usually invited for reunion events except her and fans were enraged.
"I think it’s interesting these conventions are booking Neve, Fairuza &, Robin all together, but excluding me. Sounds about white," she wrote without naming the convention. "Maybe it’s just an oversight but...I mean.. it’s a film about 4 f*cking girls, not 3. I’m not calling out any convention in particular because it’s more than one & they don’t realize the casual racism to the choice. So if you attend those sorts of things let them know. especially if you’re white, I guess." Her tweet got a lot of attention and to celebrate the movie's amazing 23 years, Monster Mania had a Craft reunion and they made sure all of the girls make it. Rachel True, Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, and Neve Campbell were all spotted signing autographs, posing for photographs and spreading smiles. Seeing them all together made my heart happy! Will you be watching the reboot with a new cast?