It’s only appropriate that the revival — or should I say spiritual sequel — to the 1996 occult classic The Craft will debut just in time for Halloween. Blumhouse Productions and Columbia Pictures not only dropped a trailer today that gives us the first look at The Craft: Legacy directed and written by Zoe Lister-Jones but also announced that the movie will be available widely for rental on PVOD and premium digital purchase on October 28. The movie is expected to have an international theatrical release. More information on that in the weeks to come.
“I’m thrilled to be able to share The Craft: Legacy with audiences all over the world this Halloween,” said Lister-Jones. “It’s been a true privilege to take on such an iconic title. I can’t wait for the world to meet the incredible young women who make up our new coven.”
“Zoe Lister-Jones has put a bewitching twist on continuing The Craft franchise, and October is the perfect season for it,” said producer Jason Blum. “We’re thrilled that our partners at Sony Pictures are looking at the landscape opportunistically this Halloween, for audiences to watch at home in the U.S.”
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The movie, like the 1996 original, follows an eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers. The film stars Cailee Spaeny (Bad Times at the El Royale, On the Basis of Sex), Gideon Adlon (The Society, Blockers, The Mustang), Lovie Simone (Selah & the Spades, Greenleaf), Zoey Luna (Pose, Boundless), Nicholas Galitzine (Cinderella), with Michelle Monaghan and David Duchovny.
Fans will notice many nods to the original in the trailer — including a photo of the unruly witch Nancy who was played by Fairuza Balk. We also see them play “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” and the memorable “We are the weirdos” line uttered by Balk in the original which also starred Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell and Rachel True.
Lister-Jones also serves as executive producer of the movie. Blum is producing for Blumhouse. Academy Award-winning producer Douglas Wick (who also produced the original film) and Lucy Fisher are producing for Red Wagon Entertainment. Executive producing are Andrew Fleming, who directed and co-wrote the original film; Lucas Wiesendanger, from Red Wagon Entertainment; Daniel Bekerman; Beatriz Sequeira, Jeanette Volturno, and Couper Samuelson for Blumhouse; and Natalia Anderson.
Watch the trailer above and check out the poster below.
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