The Craft
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Sony Pictures announced last year that the 1996 cult classic "The Craft" will be getting a remake. Now the film's producer has revealed that it will be more of a sequel with several nods and references to the original film.

In a recent interview with HitFix, Douglas Wick, producer of the original movie and the upcoming sequel, said: "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 revealed that much like the earlier film, the sequel will follow young women who discover the power of magic and how it affects "their lives, their wants, their fears, their longings as they become empowered."

Leigh Janiak, who made her feature directorial debut with 2014's "Honeymoon," is working on the script for "The Craft" sequel. Talking about what Janiak brings to the project, Wick said: "So you know, the same way you use a war movie to explore the psyche of men, you get to create a heightened world to explore the psyche of these women. And so that seemed like an opportunity that was ripe and a way to make a movie that would be very much about now. And of course, part of that was just finding a talent that felt like enough of a real talent that you'd really be interested in her interpretation of this kind of story now, and of course Leigh is exactly that."

"The Craft" (1996) was about four teenage girls — Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Nancy (Fairuza Balk), Rochelle (Rachel True), and Sarah (Robin Tunney) — who form a coven at their Los Angeles Catholic prep high school, casting spells and using their powers on fellow classmates who've wronged them.

The new movie has no actors attached or release date scheduled yet. According to Wick, the plot will pick up 20 years after the events of the first film.