A remake of the 1996 supernatural feature film The Craft is in development at Sony Pictures. The Hollywood Reporter has the news, bringing word that Sony has set Leigh Janiak to both write and direct the new version. Janiak is best known for her debut feature, Honeymoon, which she also scripted with Phil Graziadei. Graziadei is also attached to write The Craft with Janiak.
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.
Honeymoon, which stars Rose Leslie (“Game of Thrones”), was released in 2014 through Magnet Releasing. In it, young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Leslie) travel to a remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.
Doug Wick, producer on the original film, will return to produce alongside Lucy Fisher.