The Craft remake looks like it's happening

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From Digital Spy

The 1996 cult classic The Craft is getting a modern-day reboot, and a director has already been named.

Actress and indie filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces, New Girl) is in line to write and direct the remake.

The original film told the story of a girl with telekinetic powers, who is befriended by a group of three wannabe witches after she transfers to a new high school in Los Angeles.

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Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True starred as the four power-mad witches who wrecked havoc in their school, casting spells and curses on anyone who looked at them the wrong way.

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Columbia Pictures and Blumhouse are producing the remake, along with with Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher's Red Wagon Entertainment, which was behind the original film.

Daniel Casey will be co-writing the reboot, which will see all of the main characters' names changed. There's no word yet, however, on how many changes will be made to the original plot.

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Lister-Jones wrote, produced and starred in the 2012 film Lola Versus and is also behind indie movies Breaking Upwards and Band Aid.

This remake of The Craft has been a long time coming, with Sony originally developing the project in 2015 and up-and-coming horror filmmaker Leigh Janiak tipped to write and direct.

Janiak was tipped to co-write the script with Phil Graziadei, who made her big break co-writing the movie Honeymoon.

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