HitFix recently spoke with Douglas Wick, one of the producers of The Craft in celebration of the film’s 20th anniversary. When the conversation turned to the previously announced redux of the film, Wick had a lot of interesting things to say, most notably that the project isn’t so much a remake as it is a continuation of the story that takes place twenty years later. In a time where remakes reign supreme, this is great to hear. Check out the highlights of the interview below!
“I wouldn’t say that, we wouldn’t so much call it a remake as a ‘twenty years later’,” said Wick. “There will be callbacks to the original movie, so you will see there is a connection between what happened in the days of ‘The Craft,’ and how these young women come across this magic many years later,”
As for where the next installment will take the story, Wick said: “Here are some young women who once again discover the power of magic, and we explore their emotional lives, their wants, their fears, their longings, as they become empowered. So you know, the same way you use a war movie to explore the psyche of men, you get to create a heightened world to explore the psyche of these women. And so that seemed like an opportunity that was ripe and a way to make a movie that would be very much about now. And of course, part of that was just finding a talent that felt like enough of a real talent that you’d really be interested in her interpretation of this kind of story now, and of course Leigh is exactly that.”
Up-and-coming director Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon) has been tapped to helm the project. Stay tuned for more on this as it breaks!