The Craft – Zoe Lister-Jones made a statement that she planned this twist from the start, and for most of The Craft: Legacy, avid fans feel like they’re viewing a magnificent remake of the original 1996 film. The story is the same as the original: New girl moves to the city, meets a group of friends, and together they begin to practice magic. But, in the final moments, The Craft: Legacy throws viewers a twist when it reveals that the main character, Lily (Cailee Spaeny), is adopted. Her biological mother? It is no other than Nancy Downs.
“Nancy is everything. She is The Craft to me,” Craft: Legacy writer-director Zoe Lister-Jones said. “[Fairuza] invented the most complex, the incredible character in Nancy Downs, so I wanted to revive her and see where she was at now and maybe tee up the sequel.”
The twist was part of Lister-Jones’s speech from the very beginning. All she had to do was call Balk and make sure she would be delighted and interested. “She was just so gracious and so down,” says Lister-Jones. “It’s difficult for anyone who has such a career-defining moment at such a young age, it’s a complicated thing to revisit that, but she was just so generous in coming in and being a part of it.”
If a sequel will be released at that point remains to be seen, but Lister-Jones would like to see it happen. “I love the idea of an intergenerational story coming into play,” she says. “I think that’s what I was teeing up at the end. The original casts and of course Fairuza between them, it would be amazing to see the intersectionality of this feminist image and see how these two generations would complete this story or take her on her next journey. “
On the exclusive clip from the upcoming movie The Craft: Legacy, which serves as a continuation of the story’s plot began in the beloved 1996 film The Craft. Like the original movie, starring Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Rachel True, and Neve Campbell, The Craft: Legacy follows four teenage witches. They begin to hone their magical abilities (and begin to test the limits of their abilities).
The new movie stars Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, and Zoey Luna as central witches, and the fans get a glimpse of their first spell as a starting point. In the given clip, the teens go into the woods to see what they are made of and discover that they are powerful enough to stop time together.
In June, it was reported that based on sex and bad times at El Royale, actress Cailee Spaeny was in discussion to star in the film’s remake about a squad of high school witches. It has now been confirmed that (Blockers), Lovie Simone (Greenleaf), Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, and Zoey Luna (Pose) will take the lead the cast of the movie. The original version starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, and Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich, Breckin Meyer, and Christine Taylor.
The Craft was written, directed, and produced by Zoe Lister-Jones. Jason Blum will deliver the drama for Blumhouse and producer Douglas Wick, who created the original film, and Lucy Fisher for Red Wagon Entertainment. Co-writer and original director Andrew Fleming will be the executive producer of the film.
Zoe Lister-Jones will write and direct the Columbia Pictures remake of The Craft, the 1996 film about four high school kids forming a coven, an insider has confirmed. Lister-Jones previously wrote, directed, and starred in the 2017 comedy Band-Aid and will also appear on the CBS show Life in Pieces.
Commenting on the news on social media, she wrote: “Dreams. Coming. True.”
The original film of The Craft was directed by Andrew Fleming (Dick, Hamlet 2) and featured Rachel True, Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, and Robin Tunney in the quartet of young witches. The movie made $ 24 million at release (about $ 50.7 million in today’s dollars) and has gained a die-hard following over time.
“I still get tweets about it,” Balk told EW in 2017. “What an honor to have been a part of something people love so much.”