When it comes to horror, no one can match the stature of producer Jason Blum. Whether its being nominated for Oscars or producing several successful franchises, Blum has proven himself to be a versatile, yet artistically-driven producer who has helped jumpstart many great projects. It looks like Blum might be working his magic again, this time with The Craft.
The 1996 cult film appears to be the latest property that Blum wants to revive. Production Weekly was able to find a production notice announcing the project, including the tentative director Zoe Lister-Jones (Band Aid) and writer Daniel Casey (Fast and Furious 9). Check out that announcement with the film’s tentative synopsis:
“A remake of the 1996 supernatural teen thriller. When starting a new school, Hannah befriends Tabby, Lourdes, adn Frankie & quickly vecomes the fourth member of their Clique. Hannah soon learns that she somehow brings great power to the quartert
This is an inspired idea, and I certainly love the choice Blum made with his respective filmmaker. Zoe Lister-Jones is an incredibly talented and intelligent woman, proving her skills immensely with the naturalistic relationship drama Band Aid. Lister-Jones eye for genuineness should greatly benefit the script as well, which she also co-wrote. To make a remake of The Craft work, it’s important to sell the relationship between the Clique and make it feel as authentic as it was in the original.
As far as Jason Blum goes, it’s business as usual for the wildly successful producer. The fact that he continues to make inspired choices with his films and filmmakers leads me to believe that he will be here to stay in the industry.
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