90’s Cult Classic ‘The Craft’ Is Being Remade For Our Generation With Its Lead Role Going To Trans Latina Woman
There are so many reboots and revivals and sequels to nostalgic media of the past right now that it’s hard to keep track, and it’s often hard to care. And too many of them just retread the same ground the originals already covered — a cash grab, and not a reinterpretation of a beloved story, bringing something new and original to familiar ground.
But maybe, just maybe, the reboot of ‘90s teen girl witchcraft staple, The Craft, isn’t going to fall into that trap.
Friday afternoon, a casting notice began circulating on Twitter, saying that Blumhouse Productions is looking to cast a trans-Latina actress for one of the main roles.
The notice reads: “Transgender, to play Latina, a punk rocker, Lourdes is the second member of the teenaged Clique. Her super-Catholic mother threw her out for being trans and she now lives with her 80 year old abuela, who has taught Lourdes a variety of supernatural practices.”
The flyer goes on to specify that yes, they are seeking an actual trans actress for the role.
Yup, the 1996 horror about four outcast teen witches is getting the LGBTI-inclusive reboot treatment
The Craft (the original) was a 1996 film starring Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, and Rachel True as teenagers who dabble in witchcraft until, naturally, everything goes terribly wrong when they get a little too power-hungry. Upon release, it received mixed reviews from critics and only grossed $55 million worldwide, but has since developed a devoted cult following.
It’s an iconic film, and one that was destined to join the ranks of rebooted flicks from the ‘90s.
Basically, all of the Internet is totally here for it.
Pretty much all of Twitter is saying how excited they are for this and that the project has so much potential.
And many are adding one big demand – don’t f*ck it up!
Like I mean just imagine a fierce Latina bruja in such a badass role!
This is absolutely something I would want to watch.
Many point out that The Craft was already an iconic queer film and this is just the cherry on top.
Like for real though, basically everyone who has been to a sleepover or had a Netflix and chill kind of night, has seen this amazing movie.
It’s time that a new generation gets its own adapted version.
All of this is made even more exciting because just this year the original cast reunited for the very first time.
Was this a tease at things to come? Or just a strange coincidence?
Our new version of The Craft is being produced by the same company behind The Purge and Paranormal Activity.
Doug Wick, one of the producers of the new film told Entertainment Weekly that, “there will be callbacks to the original movie, so you will see there is a connection between what happened in the days of The Craft and how these young women come across this magic many years later.” He adds that the film will be more like a sequel, which we are so excited to discover.
“Here are some young women who once again discover the power of magic, and we explore their emotional lives, their wants, their fears, their longings, as they become empowered,” he added.
The reboot is expected to start shooting in July 2019 with a likely 2020 release.
I mean same, right? This movie can’t come soon enough for diehard fans of The Craft.
What are some of your favorite cult classic films that you’d like to see remade?