Remake of cult 90s teen horror movie ‘The Craft’ in the works

Original starred Neve Campbell and Fairuza Balk as high schoolers who dabble in witchcraft

A remake of cult teen horror movie The Craft is in the works.

Released in 1996, the original followed a clique of high schoolers who discover the secrets of witchcraft but don’t always use them wisely. A young Neve Campbell starred alongside Robin Tunney, Rachel True and teen movie favourite Fairuza Balk.

Sony Pictures has hired Leigh Janiak, who made her feature film directorial debut with last year’s acclaimed indie horror flick Honeymoon starring Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie, to direct the remake. Janiak will write the remake’s script with Phil Graziadei, also her co-writer on Honeymoon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Meanwhile, rising star Janiak is also set to direct an upcoming episode of MTV’s forthcoming Scream TV series, which premieres next month (June).

Douglas Wick, one of the producers of the 1996 original, will return to serve as a producer on the remake. Casting has yet to be announced.

NME recently included The Craft in our gallery of 10 Teen Movies From The 90s That Are Still Amazing Today. Check out the full selection here.