Actress and filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones is said to have been tapped to write and direct a contemporary take on The Craft.
Columbia Pictures and Blumhouse will be financing the movie and Jason Blum will be producing with Douglas Wick and Red Wagon Entertainment, the production company behind the 1996 original film. Lucas Wiesendanger will serve as executive producer along with Andrew Fleming, the director of the original film.
The ’90s classic starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Christine Taylor as four Los Angeles high schoolers who spend their free time as amateur witches. After casting a minor spell on one of their fellow students, the girls grow power-mad and their hobby leads them into dark territory.
Lister-Jones directed the indie film Band Aid, starred and wrote in Fox Searchlight’s Lola Versus, and is directing as well as writing the upcoming TV movie Woman Up for ABC.
There’s been no news of a release date or a title, but the project is expected to start production in July.