Blumhouse founder Jason Blum got a lot of blowback last year when he commented on the "difficulty" of finding women to direct a horror film, saying, "There are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror." He later apologized.
And now he's found a female filmmaker to direct "The Craft" reboot. Zoe Lister-Jones, who wrote, directed and starred in 2017's "Band Aid," will be writing and directing the remake of the 1996 film about a coven of high school witches.
The official synopsis: "When starting at a new school, Hannah befriends Tabby, Lourdes, and Frankie, and quickly becomes the fourth member of their Clique. Hannah soon learns that she somehow brings great power to the quartet."
Lister-Jones also starred in CBS's "Life in Pieces" and several episodes of "New Girl."
The film is reportedly slated for a July production start. Andrew Fleming, who directed the first film, will serve as an executive producer on the remake.