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 those unfamiliar with The Craft, which starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True, here's the film's official synopsis (via

"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 three young women who also have found themselves banished to the outermost reaches of high school's inevitable pecking order. Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle will never fit in with the "in" crowd. They barely fit in with each other. But together with Sarah, their outer and inner lives are about to change in ways they never suspected. They are about to learn that being an outsider has its own kind of power. They are about to learn "The Craft.""

Source: Variety
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