Reboots, Remakes and The Craft 2.0

The Craft may be getting a reboot. As first announced by The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is “remaking the 1996 supernatural teen thriller, tapping up-and-coming horror filmmaker Leigh Janiak to write and direct the new version.” A relatively new director, Janiak’s recent projects include the film Honeymoon (2014) and an episode of the new TV series Scream (2015), based on the film franchise of the same name. Doug Wick, producer of the original film, is back in the same capacity. Why is Sony going back to the cult classic?

The Simpsons and Wiccans

It figures that the one time The Simpsons have an episode centering on Wiccans I miss out. Luckily Hulu has it on-line, so I was able to catch up. You may remember me mentioning the episode “Rednecks and Broomsticks” some time ago, when it was announced that Neve “The Craft” Campbell was going to be one of the star voices of the episode. So how was it? It was OK.

It’s called Wicca and it’s empowering!

You can try to escape “The Craft”, but it just won’t let go. That infamous witchy cult-classic film debuted 13 years ago, but the stars still find themselves drawn back into its orbit. Fairuza Balk, who was already interested in Witchcraft and Paganism, owned Panpipes Magickal Marketplace in California for six years, Robin Tunney’s new show “The Mentalist” had an especially awful Witch-themed episode this year, and now Neve Campbell will be playing a Witch again in the upcoming 21st season of the animated comedy “The Simpsons”. Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Anne Hathaway, Jackie Mason, Neve Campbell and the late Eartha Kitt are among the guest voices on the upcoming 21st season of THE SIMPSONS airing Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX … Neve Campbell plays “Cassandra,” a Wiccan accused of blinding the town with a spell (a la “The Craft”) in “Rednecks and Broomsticks.”