Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of Andrew Fleming's The Craft, and amidst the many fond remembrances of the cult horror film, producer Douglas Wick discussed Sony's upcoming The Craft movie, revealing that the new film is being structured more as a sequel than a remake.

Speaking with HitFix, Wick talked about how the new Craft film—which will be directed by Leigh Janiak—shouldn't necessarily be considered a "remake," as it will take place in the same world as the original film and could even reference the events of the 1996 movie:

"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."

Wick also touched on how the new film will somewhat mirror the original by following a group of women who discover more about themselves through magic—albeit in the present day:

"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."

It still remains to be seen whether any of the film's original cast will reprise their roles in the new film. At this point, it seems like the movie's main focus will be on a new set of characters, but it's too early to rule out the return of one or more members of the Manon-worshipping coven.

The release date and casting details for The Craft are unknown at this time. Janiak, who made quite a splash in the horror pool with her directorial debut, 2014's Honeymoon, is co-writing the screenplay with Phil Graziadei (who also co-wrote Honeymoon). Wick, who produced the original Craft film, returns to back the new project.

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on more details as they are revealed. In the meantime, what do you want to see in the upcoming The Craft movie? Do you like the idea of following new characters or would you rather see a direct sequel to Fleming's film?

Source: HitFix
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