Witchy women are returning to Sony Pictures with a remake of 1996’s supernatural thriller “The Craft” in development.
“Honeymoon” writer-director Leigh Janiak has been hired to direct the remake. She will co-write the script with Phil Graziadei, who co-wrote “Honeymoon.”
Doug Wick, the producer of the original “The Craft,” will return in the same capacity along with partner Lucy Fisher through their Red Wagon banner. Fisher was vice chair of Columbia during the first movie.
Robin Tunney starred in the original, portraying a new arrival at a high school who’s sought out by three students — played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True. The trio have been dabbling in witchcraft, and Tunney’s arrival enables all four to become adept at magic, but the new coven disintegrates when Balk’s character misuses her new power.
“The Craft,” directed by Andrew Fleming, performed strongly with $55 million worldwide on a $15 million budget.
Nicki Cortese and Lucas Wiesendanger will be supervising producers for Red Wagon.
The horror film “Honeymoon” premiered at SXSW and was picked up by Magnolia Pictures. It starred Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway.
Janiek is repped by Verve. The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
(pictured: Leigh Janiak)