Not since May 2017 have we heard an update on the supposed sequel of The Craft but a new piece of information has come from writer Daniel Casey, who rewrote Leigh Janiak’s script.
The writer states that a script was submitted late last year and now it’s up to the producers, including Douglas Wick, to decide what the next step will be. Janiak is currently set to direct the sequel, which will take place two decades after the events of the original film.
I turned in the script towards the end of last year. At this point, I believe producers are working behind the scenes to put it together 🙂
— Daniel Casey (@DanielCasey82) February 7, 2018
Wick told HitFix, “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.”
In the 1996 original, Robin Tunney joins a coven of witches (Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, and Neve Campbell) in a Heathers-esque story of popularity, bullying, and what happens when friends go too far. Directed by Andrew Fleming, the film has become a cult classic since its release.