It was just two weeks back that I pondered on the status of the planned 20-years-later sequel to The Craft; it had been more than a year since we’d had any update beside the fact that Leigh Janiak was directing and co-writing a script with her Honeymoon collaborator Phil Graziadei. It turns out the lack of news may have to do with the fact that Sony was unimpressed with the screenplay that was delivered.
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Yesterday, Tracking Board reported that hot commodity Daniel Casey has been hired to give the existing script a re-write.
Casey has a lot of heat right now, and Sony is already working with him on Fede Alvarez’s Incognito. He did a rewrite on Bad Robot’s hit thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane and was recently hired by Fox 2000 and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps to adapt Larry Niven’s short story Inconstant Moon for director James Ponsoldt.
While The Craft sequel never announced a target release date, this unscheduled rewrite will undoubtedly add months to any projection. We’ll keep our ears to the ground to bring you new details as they emerge. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for the original The Craft, which just recently celebrated its 21st Anniversary, below.
Official Synopsis: After transferring to a Los Angeles high school, Sarah (Robin Tunney) finds that her telekinetic gift appeals to a group of three wannabe witches, who happen to be seeking a fourth member for their rituals. Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Nancy (Fairuza Balk), like Sarah herself, all have troubled backgrounds, which combined with their nascent powers lead to dangerous consequences. When a minor spell causes a fellow student to lose her hair, the girls grow power-mad.