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Blumhouse Names Writer/Director for THE CRAFT Reboot

Earlier this week, we reported that a new reboot of The Craft was in the works at Blumhouse. Though we didn’t get an official announcement from the studio, it was listed on Production Weekly’s slate of upcoming films being made. Today, we can confirm that a remake of The Craft is indeed in the works, and that Blumhouse is producing the movie with Columbia Picture.

What’s more, The Hollywood Reporter announced who’s been tapped to write and direct this latest adaptation:

“Actress and indie filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones has been tapped to write and direct a contemporary take on The Craft.”

Zoe Lister Jones - Blumhouse Names Writer/Director for THE CRAFT Reboot
Zoe Lister-Jones

Lister-Jones is definitely a new name in the horror arena, so this will be a sort of trial by fire! Still, we have every confidence that Blumhouse has selected the perfect candidate for the job. We don’t have any casting news or a target release date at this time, but we’ll be watching this project unfold in order to bring you additional details as they emerge.

In the meantime, check out the synopsis and trailer for The Craft, released in 1996, below.

Synopsis:
A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

The Craft is directed by Andrew Fleming who co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Filardi; the film stars Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True.

Are you a fan of 1996’s The Craft? Are you excited to hear that a reboot is moving forward at Blumhouse? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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