Zoe Lister-Jones Tapped to Write, Direct Blumhouse-Produced Remake of The Craft
The actress and Band Aid filmmaker will lead the way on the upcoming remake of the 1996 witchcraft flick.
By Chris Morse
A remake of The Craft is on its way from Blumhouse Productions and Columbia Pictures, with the film being co-financed by the two studios. Deadline reports that actress and filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones has been tapped to write and direct the effort, which is a new rendition of the female-empowering, witchcraft-themed movie released back in 1996.
The original film starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Christine Taylor, Rachel True, and Skeet Ulric and tells the story of a high school newcomer who joins up with a trio of outcast students who practice witchcraft. Using a variety of spells and curses, the group gets revenge on anybody who happens to get on their bad side.
Lister-Jones is known for starring in a number of films and television series, appearing recently on Life in Pieces as well as New Girl. She also wrote and directed Band Aid, penning and producing a number of other projects along the way. Recently, her TV comedy pilot, Woman Up, was also green-lit at ABC, as the actress-filmmaker continues to leave her mark on the entertainment industry.
The Craft will be written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones with Jason Blum producing alongside Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher, both of whom produced the original 1996 film. There is no target release date at this time, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted with all the latest here on Dead Entertainment.