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Our favorite group of "weirdos" are coming back to the big screen, now that a confirmed remake of "The Craft" is officially in the works. Sony is reportedly working on a reboot of the '90s cult classic starring Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney and Rachel True as a group of teenage witches. Leigh Janiak, who directed the thriller "Honeymoon" and an episode of the upcoming "Scream" series for MTV, will helm the flick. Fans were immediately skeptical of the news, taking to Twitter to share their distaste -- but they weren't alone. 5 Freaky Facts About "The Craft" One of the stars herself, Fairuza Balk, also sounded off on her official account and it doesn't sound like she wants anything to do with it. "You guys are so sweet," she tweeted about the fan support. "It doesn't surprise me much. Sony made a lot of money off the craft »
- tooFab Staff
You're not the only one who doesn't care for this remake of "The Craft." In response to a flood of queries following the announcement of Sony's forthcoming update of the 1996 teen horror flick, the actress who played the ghoulish Nancy weighed in on the project with the following tweets: You guys are so sweet! It doesn't surprise me much. Sony made a lot of money off the craft & obviously see it as a way to make more — Fairuza Balk (@fairuza) May 14, 2015 Personally I don't care for the idea of remakes. There are great scripts & ideas out there that have yet to be made! — Fairuza Balk (@fairuza) May 14, 2015 Blessed be, Fairuza. »
- Chris Eggertsen
"The Craft" is being remade, and guess what? I'm not mad about it. Leigh Janiak did a terrific job on a limited budget with her recent horror flick "Honeymoon," and -- while I would certainly prefer that she utilize her talents in service of an original vision -- I trust she'll at least bring something interesting to the table. That said, the original movie will always hold a special place in the heart of every former '90s goth kid who's cool enough to recall the brief, unforgettable moment when Fairuza Balk was the preeminent alterna-"It Girl" of film. Without further adieu, here are the ten best parts of the original movie. 1. "We are the weirdos, mister" An iconic line delivered with sarcastic verve by our dear Fairuza. Punk rock. 2. All the scenes where they're just hanging out One of the main elements that makes "The Craft" a successful »
- Chris Eggertsen
Prepare to be bewitched, again! Sony Pictures is remaking the 1996 horror film The Craft with the help of rising genre filmmaker Leigh Janiak. Janiak, who found recent success within the horror film genre with her 2014 flick Honeymoon, is set to direct the film's reboot. She will also co-write the new version of the cult classic with Phil Graziadei, whom she has worked together with before, penning the script to Janiak's 2014 breakthrough film. The Craft was originally directed by Andrew Fleming and starred Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, Robin Tunney and Neve Campbell, who has starred in other horror films such as the Scream franchise. Doug Wick, who produced the original '90s flick will be »
If you’re a ’90s kid who has fond memories of playing “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” at slumber parties, it was likely in large part because of The Craft, the 1996 teen horror movies about four Catholic School girls who manage to tap into the occult.
And while we recently railed on Don’t Look Now getting remade, this horror reboot feels a little different. THR reports that female director Leigh Janiek, who also directed the 2007 horror movie Honeymoon, will be directing The Craft remake along with her Honeymoon co-writer Phil Graziadei. Janiek is also directing an episode of the Scream TV series, and THR adds that Doug Wick, a producer on the 1996 film, will also be returning to work on this project.
- Brian Welk
The Neon Demon: The first look at Elle Fanning in The Neon Demon is quite glamorous, which is entirely intentional. She stars as an aspiring model who is "devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women." Nicolos Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives) is directing, so we can expect an unsparing look at the scene in Los Angeles. Jena Malone, Christina Hendricks, and Keanu Reeves also star. [TwitchFilm] The Craft: Supernatural horror movie The Craft will be remade by Sony Pictures, which has set Leigh Janiak (last year's well-received thriller Honeymoon) to direct a new version; she will also co-write the script with Honeymoon partner Phil Graziadei. The original starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True as Catholic...
- Peter Martin
The 1996 cult horror favorite, The Craft, about a group of aspiring witches at a Catholic high school, will be remade under the direction of rising genre star Leigh Janiak, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Janiak will also co-write the script with Phil Graziadei, who helped her pen her 2014 breakthrough Honeymoon, about a couple — Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) and Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) — whose lakeside vacation turns frightfully strange.
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 »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Will "The Craft" cast a spell on Hollywood yet again?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a reboot of the 1996 supernatural teen thriller about four would-be witches at a high school is in the works.
Filmmaker Leigh Janiak (whose past credits include "The Honeymoon") has been tapped to write and direct the remake.
Read: 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' Gets A Reboot
The director reportedly impressed Sony with her take on a "female empowerment tale."
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Teenage girls of the nineties look away now, as news has reached us that The Craft is getting the remake treatment. The film that spawned a thousand slumber party games of ‘Light as a feather, stiff as a board’ is being re-conjured for the One Direction generation.
The Craft featured in our best movie witches feature last Halloween and the team (the female members at least) adore this dark teen flick. The plot revolved around a group of outcast teenage girls, a trio of misfits who after adding new girl Sarah to their coven found all their dreams coming true. It starred Robin Tunney, Rachel True, Neve Campbell and Fairuza Balk, featured a killer soundtrack and made the Goth look fashionableonce more.
Remakes are part and parcel of Hollywood these days so it should come as no surprise that The Craft, a film that was hugely successful will be regurgitated for a new audience. »
- Kat Smith
Sony Pictures is moving forward with a remake of the 1996 supernatural teen thriller "The Craft" by hiring Leigh Janiak to write and direct the new film. Doug Wick, who produced the original film, will return. "The Craft" starred Robin Tunney, who arrives at a Catholic school and befriends a trio of wannabe witches, played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True. The trio turn out to be amateur practioners and welcome Tunney's character, a natural, into their fold. When they use their magic to fix personal issues, they discover that dark forces aren't something to trifle with. Janiak doesn't have a big resume. She made her directorial debut on the "Honeymoon" horror film, which premiered at SXSW and acquired by Magnolia Pictures, and is directing and upcoming episode of MTV's "Scream" TV series. »
Oh, Hollywood, first you destroyed our memories of the '80s with terrible remakes of "Fame," "Footloose," and "Robocop." Now, you're going after the '90s, too?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is remaking "The Craft," the 1996 teen witch thriller starring Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, and Rachel True. They've hired Leigh Janiak ("Honeymoon") to co-write and direct the film.
(As an aside, it is cool they hired a female director in the midst of the Aclu's discrimination suit.)
In the original, Tunney transfers to a new school, where she befriends three aspiring witches. Her own powers can complete their coven and allow them to tap into some serious magic. We loved the dark lipstick, the layered chain necklaces, the fishnets. But it's hard to imagine all of that translating to the teens of the Teens. Why even call upon the power of Manon when there's probably an app for that? »
- Kelly Woo
The Craft is getting a remake, and it's fair to say that people are somewhat tentative about the prospect.
Remaking any film that people actually like is always a bold move, but messing about with a teen cult classic from the 1990s is just asking for trouble.
you can't reboot the craft. I Bind You Sony, From Doing Harm
— hella (@goddamnhella) May 14, 2015
So: they're remaking The Craft. We're running away before you shoot the messenger... http://t.co/mee4DaYNJA pic.twitter.com/fCtbAlbsGL
— Den Of Geek (@denofgeek) May 14, 2015
The Craft is in just as much need for a remake as Oldboy and Akira.
Die In A Fire
— Irene Koh (@_PromKnight) May 14, 2015
What The Hell Is Wrong With Hollywood, First Remaking Poltergeist Now The Craft, Don't They Have Any Imagination Anymore Really Makes My Grr
— Sy John Ewing (@SyJohnEwing) May 14, 2015
Just as with Total Recall, I »
Teen horror The Craft is getting a remake.
Janiak was recently confirmed to work on another '90s reboot when she directs an upcoming episode of MTV's adaptation of Scream.
The original film was co-written and directed by Andrew Fleming.
So they're attempting to remake The Craft and Twitter is not happy
Watch the trailer for The Craft below: »
The remake clock has firmly hit the mid-1990s, and we suspect that this story is going to have few friends. That's because Sony has ordered a remake of the 1996 teen thriller, The Craft.
The original starred Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True, and was written and directed by Andrew Fleming. The new version has landed on the desk of Leigh Janiak (a promising choice, to be fair), and she'll be penning the screenplay and directing The Craft remake. Phil Graziadei will co-write the script with her.
Janiek previously directed horror movie Honeymoon, as well as an episode of the upcoming Scream TV series.
Thus far, there's no casting news, just the usual empty feeling when another remake of a well-liked movie is announced. It may all turn out well, of course, »
Back in December there were rumblings - born of a question buried in some market research - that a new version of teen-horror The Craft might be in the works. Those rumours have now been confirmed, with the news that oiginal studio Sony are once again behind the new project. Leigh Janiak will direct the film, and co-write with her regular collaborator Phil Graziadei.If her name's unfamiliar, Janiak is what you might call an up-and-coming filmmaker, and she's moving quickly. A producer's assistant on Europa Report, she next wrote and directed last year's excellent indie horror Honeymoon, starring Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway. She's also just directed the seventh episode of MTV's Scream. The Craft will be her first studio feature gig; she reportedly impressed Sony's execs with a pitch about it being a tale of female empowerment.Columbia Pictures' The Craft, should you have missed it 19 years ago, »
Andrew Fleming's cult coven film, The Craft, is getting a new twist, as Sony Pictures is developing a remake of the 1996 high school horror movie about a quartet of teenage witches, with Honeymoon co-writer/director Leigh Janiak at the helm.
Variety reports the news of Janiak taking the directing reigns on The Craft remake. Janiak will write the screenplay with Phil Graziadei—her co-scriber for last year's well-received horror film, Honeymoon. Returning to produce The Craft remake (this time with Lucy Fisher) is Doug Wick, who handled the same duty on the 1996 film.
"For Sarah, moving to Los Angeles is just another chance to be an outsider. She is all alone among the tightly-knit student body of St. Benedict's Academy... until she meets »
- Derek Anderson
Yes, Hollywood is remaking all your favorite movies. This week's news is that Sony is rebooting The Craft, arguably the best movie about teen girls who become witches and use their powers to be the baddest b*tches in school. Though we're wary of rebooting anything we love so much, we have to admit that we get it - The Craft is literal magic, and it makes sense to try to recapture it. However, no reboot can touch the original and its '90s cast, which included Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, and Rachel True. And of course, there are the iconic fashion looks and the sheer madness of Nancy, played to perfection by Fairuza Balk. Keep reading for all the reasons we fell in love with The Craft. »
The Craft was seen in 1996 as light and frivolous by some and beloved by others. Neve Campbell fresh from her stint on Televisions Party of 5 costarred in the film which released shortly before the horror breakout of Wes Cravens Scream. This was a teen film that elevated above where it could have settled due to individual performances particularly the incredibly psychotic rendition of Nancy played by the amazing and vastly underappreciated Fairuza Balk. So interesting that a film that did alright in theaters and gained a bit of cult status due to the performers themselves should come back around with a remake from the same studio that put forth the original. »
Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk and Rachel True starred in the original about a quartet of teenage girl outsiders who dabbled with black magic and end up suffering the consequences. It ended up being a cult hit and pretty much inspired The WB network to cash in on the craze with the TV series "Charmed".
Reports emerged in December of a "Craft" remake being potentially in the works due to some strange questions in a marketing survey. Turns out that report had some weight to it after all.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
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