As I scrolled through Twitter in the early hours of this morning my eye caught on a post that stated The Craft had finished filming. Obviously I was far too tired to click save link and had to search out the details once I was fully awake and caffeinated to make sure I hadn’t dreamt the whole thing. And much to my delight I discovered that it was being reported that Blumhouse’s remake of The Craft was indeed filmed.
Of course, there’s still all that putting it together, adding music, making it extra witchy stuff to do but how long can that take…seriously, how long can it take?
So I can’t report on anything from The Craft except that it’s done shooting. And I’m supposed to see it in about two or three weeks.-Jason Blum recently told TooFab
So, I didn’t dream it.
Although, the original is still a pretty good movie and actually probably doesn’t need remaking. Okay, I might be a bit conflicted about it. But David Duchovney is going to be in it. And he’s not the only one signed up to make magic.
With Andrew Fleming, the director of the 1996 film (that doesn’t seem like that long ago, is it really time for a remake on this one?), on board to executive produce the remake Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures are bringing us the remake.
We’ve Got… The Craft Cast (so far)
- David Duchovny (The X Files, Californication)
- Nicholas Galitzine (Chambers, High Strung)
- Julian Grey (Godless, A World Away)
- Michelle Monaghan (The Path, Source Code)
- Cailee Spaeny -Playing Hannah (Pacific Rim: Uprising, Bad Times at the El Royal)
- Gideon Adlon -Playing Clair (The Society, The Mustang)
- Lovie Simone (Greenleaf, Blue Bloods)
- Zoey Luna (Pose, Boundless)
- Chris Tomassetti -Playing Jeremy (Fear Thy Neighbour)
Already shooting, we don’t have a release date yet but watch this space. Blumhouse tends to have a speedy turn around time so we could see this movie in the first half of next year.
The original starred Robin Tunney (The Mentalist, Looking Glass), Fairuza Balk (Almost Famous, Ray Donovan), Neve Campbell (Scream, House of Cards) and Rachel True (Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness, Half & Half) as a group of girls who formed a coven when new girl, Sarah (played by Neve), moves to town and demonstrates her power. It isn’t long before the four are conjuring and casting and bonding over the people they don’t like. But things start to go wrong and Sarah needs help.
Personally, I hope they keep the feel of the film and the story pretty close to the original but you know how these things go and it is art, so a new writer and director could see it go in an unexpected direction. Either way I’m looking forward to it, I like to treat remakes as new films and enjoy them on their own merits.
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