“The Craft” has cast a new spell on Sony Pictures, which has hired “Honeymoon” filmmaker Leigh Janiak to co-write and direct a remake of the 1996 movie about a quartet of teenage witches, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
The original film starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True as Catholic school students who use the dark arts to settle scores and resolve their personal issues. Eventually, black magic tears the group apart.
Janiak will co-write the new script with Phil Graziadei, who worked with her on “Honeymoon.”
Original “Craft” producer Doug Wick will return to produce with Lucy Fisher. Andrew Fleming directed the first film, which grossed nearly $25 million at the domestic box office.
Magnolia Pictures released Janiak’s directorial debut “Honeymoon,” which featured cable stars Rose Leslie (“Game of Thrones”) and Harry Treadaway (“Penny Dreadful”) as a young couple whose post-wedding trip to a secluded cabin in the woods takes a turn for the worse.
Janiak, who directed an episode of MTV’s upcoming “Scream” TV series, is represented by Verve.