Normally, when one of my favorite films or television series is getting a reboot, I try to retain some sense of hope, but sometimes I just don’t know…The Hollywood Reporter confirmed this week that the cult classic film about witchcraft, female empowerment, and flawless 90’s grunge, titled The Craft, will be getting the reboot treatment from Sony Pictures. The original film starred Robin Tunney, who relocates to a Catholic school and is joined by numerous young women who identify as aspiring witches, played by Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, and Rachel True. When Tunney’s character enters the fold, they begin to realize they are more gifted than they thought, and begin to use magic recreationally which ultimately brings out the dark forces that lie dormant within the world and themselves.
The reboot of the 1996 movie will be written and directed by Leigh Janiak, who made her directorial debut last year with the horror film titled Honeymoon, which received mostly positive reviews. Janiak also directed an episode of the upcoming television adaptation of Scream, airing next month on MTV, so at the very least her horror street-cred is building more and more. The Craft has become such an iconic film over time with a talented and twisted cast, timeless fashion trends, and teen magic, a reboot just doesn’t feel necessary. Hopefully Janiak can create her own version, while embracing the best features of the original and prove me wrong…I just love The Craft so much, it deserves nothing but the best.
Whats your take on rebooting the beloved film?