Sony to remake ‘The Craft’ with director Leigh Janiak

May 14, 2015 | 11:22 a.m.

Ready for another round of light as a feather, stiff as a board?

Sony Pictures is currently working on a remake of “The Craft,” Hero Complex has confirmed. Leigh Janiak will direct and co-write the film with Phil Graziadei.

Fairuza Balk as Nancy in "The Craft." (Peter Iovino)

Fairuza Balk stars as Nancy in “The Craft.” (Peter Iovino)

The 1996 teen supernatural thriller starred Robin Tunney as a transfer student who arrives at a Los Angeles Catholic school and befriends a group of misfit amateur witches played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True, completing their coven. Tunney’s character, Sarah, is a natural witch, whose power comes from somewhere more pure than those of her self-taught friends. This eventually leads to conflict as the other witches strive to increase their magical powers.

The original film was directed by Andrew Fleming, who co-wrote the film with Peter Filardi.

Janiak made her directorial debut with the 2014 horror film “Honeymoon,” which follows a newly married couple whose honeymoon is afflicted with a series of terrible events. Janiak also co-wrote “Honeymoon” with Graziadei.

Prior to her debut, Janiak was an assistant to producer Kevin Misher on films such as “Mirror Mirror” and “Playing for Keeps.”

Original “The Craft” producer Doug Wick is attached to produce the remake, along with Lucy Fisher.

– Tracy Brown | @tracycbrown |@LATHeroComplex

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One Response to Sony to remake ‘The Craft’ with director Leigh Janiak

  1. D. Nolan says:

    Great movie, It will be interesting to see what they do with it.

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