The Craft: Sony Pictures set to remake the cult classic with Leigh Janiak directing

The original 1996 film which starred Robin Tunney as the newest member of a group of female outcasts.

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Remake season is in full swing, and joining in the money printing fun is Sony Pictures as they announce they announce a reboot of 1996 cult film The Craft is in the works.

Andrew Fleming directed the original film which starred Robin Tunney as the newest member of a group of female outcasts.

The four teenagers, all attending the same Catholic school, begin to mix with witchcraft and sorcery, using their powers for personal gain rather than helping others. Things don't go as planned, and the girls end up encountering a mystical force they wish they had never conjured.

Up-and-coming film director Leigh Janiak, best known for last year’s Honeymoon, is set to write and direct the new version, with Phil Graziadei also set to co-write, reports Hollywood Reporter.

 

Doug Wick, one of the original producers, will be back for the remake, as will Lucy Fisher, who was originally chairman of Columbia when the film was first made.

Hollywood has recently been accused of systematically failing “to hire women directors at every level” by the American Civil Liberties Union. The news that a female-lead, female-directed movie is in the works couldn’t come at a better time.

Following suit are Marvel studios who are rumoured to be recruiting Selma director Ava DuVernay to direct one of their upcoming ‘diverse’ films.

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