If you were a teenager of a certain disposition in the mid-’90s, then “The Craft” probably meant a lot to you. The supernatural, angsty movie brought together Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, and Fairuza Balk and followed four high school girls who combine their witchy powers. The movie is definitely a particular era, and spawned a soundtrack featuring Letters To Cleo, Spacehog, Elastica, Our Lady Peace, and other acts that barely made it into the 2000s. And now, in what will be viewed by some as a kind of cruel curse, it’s getting a remake. But with an interesting choice at helm.
Sony has tasked Leigh Janiak to write and direct the picture. She made waves last year with her horror “Honeymoon” starring Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway, and has since helmed an episode of the forthcoming “Scream” TV series. This is certainly a big step up and a vote of confidence from the studio, and will perhaps assuage fears that this will just be a less interesting retread.
But what do you think? Was “The Craft” one of a kind or can it be redone? Let us know below. [THR]