The Craft reboot lands Zoe Lister-Jones to write & direct
Deadline reports that the upcoming reboot of the cult classic teen horror film The Craft is moving forward at Columbia Pictures and Blumhouse Productions with Band Aid‘s Zoe Lister-Jones attached to write and direct.
The original film, directed by Andrew Fleming and written by Fleming and Peter Filardi, follows a teenage girl, Sarah (Robin Tunney) who, after her family moves to San Francisco, finds herself joining a clique of Catholic School girls who experiment with witchcraft. Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True also star.
Development on a remake of the 1996 hit has been in the works for almost five years now, with Honeymoon director Leigh Janiak originally attached to write and direct the project in 2015, which was supposed to be a sequel to the original, but the project was scrapped after negative reactions from fans and a lack of further interest at the studios.
Though mostly known for her work on the small screen in shows including the short-lived NBC sitcom Whitney and the surprise hit CBS sitcom Life in Pieces, which has been on the air for five years and will debut its fourth season April 18, she is also known for having written, executive produced and starred in the 2012 romantic comedy Lola Versus and the well-received indie dramedy Band Aid, on which she wrote, produced, directed and starred.
In addition to the upcoming reboot, Lister-Jones is currently working on a new comedy pilot entitled Woman Up that was recently greenlit by ABC and on which she will executive produce, write and direct.
Doug Wick, producer on the original film, will return to produce alongside Lucy Fisher through their banner Red Wagon Entertainment in addition to the indie mastermind Jason Blum producing through his box office hit studio Blumhouse Productions, while Fleming will executive produce the project along with Lucas Wiesendanger from Red Wagon.