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Producer reveals that the new Craft film is a sequel, not a remake
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Producer reveals that the new Craft film is a sequel, not a remake

Douglas Wick, producer of The Craft, has spoken about plans for a remake of the classic teen flick and has said that viewers can expect a sequel, not a reboot. 

The Craft starred Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk and Rachel True. It followed Tunney's Sarah, who arrives at a brand new high school and befriends a trio of wannabe witches. After finding they can wield great magical powers, the quartet begin to use their powers to fix all their issues, including exacting revenge on bullies and family members, but soon discover that they're dealing with a force that's not to be messed with. 

A remake of the movie has been in development for a while, with Leigh Janiak up by Sony to direct the remake, she has co-written the script with Phil Graziadei, her writing partner on breakthrough feature Honeymoon.

Now, speaking to HitFlix, Wick has revealed that the new movie is not a remake or a reboot, more of a sequel. 

He said: "I wouldn't say that we wouldn't so much call it a remake as a 'twenty years later'. 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."

He continued: "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."

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