Star of The Craft confirms a remake is in the works


Fans of the 1996 teen witch film, The Craft, should be excited about the prospect of a reboot or sequel. Star, Robin Tunney, confirms one is in the works.

It’s impossible to watch any modern-day films or television about witchcraft without harking back to the cult classic 1996 film, The Craft. Starring Robin Tunney, Rachel True, Fairuza Balk, and Neve Campbell, the movie was about four outcasts who are united by a common interest in becoming witches.

Despite debuting more than two decades ago, it’s impossible to deny the film’s impact. The film’s stars have gone on to be plenty successful in their own right, particularly Robin Tunney, who has appeared in countless television shows since. Several of the actresses continue to do appearances at horror/fantasy conventions.

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Even in modern day entertainment with a focus on witches, there are often overt references to The Craft. Hulu’s teen supernatural show, Light as a Feather, is a recent example. I previously did an interview with two of the actresses from the show and they attributed The Craft as one of their inspirations.

So with Hollywood’s current reboot obsession, it’s no surprise at all that rumors about a potential reboot, remake, or sequel are swirling. They have been for several years now.

Recently, Robin Tunney, who starred as Sarah Bailey in the original film, spoke with etalk about the possibility of her involvement in a potential reboot or sequel.

"“They are still remaking it. Zoe Lister-Jones is writing it. And I may or may not do it. I’m so proud of that movie. It was the first lead I ever had and it’s a movie young girls today still watch at sleepovers. It’s girl power and I’m so proud of it. I’m SO proud of it.”"

Zoe Lister-Jones is an accomplished actress and writer in her own right. She is most well-known for her acting stints on the CBS series, Life in Pieces, and FOX’s New Girl. But has also written feature films in partnership with her husband and independently.

Should The Craft follow-up come to fruition, it’s hard to say which of the film’s original stars would come back. Without any contractual obligations or iron-clad agreements, any suggestions are simply hearsay. But given Tunney’s willingness to discuss the project, I think we can safely assume something is brewing in the pipeline.

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Here’s to hoping if a new film does get made that at least some, if not all, of the film’s original stars make it a point to return.

Is a follow-up to The Craft something you would like to see? What is your favorite part of the original movie? Do you think a new film should be a reboot or a sequel? Grab your broomsticks and fly into our comments with your answers!