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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."

A remake of the '90s film has been in the works for years, with "Honeymoon" filmmaker Leigh Janiak once rumored to direct.

No cast has yet been announced and we don't know if any of the original cast -- Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True-- will appear in any capacity.

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.

[Via IndieWire]