Relax, it’s only magic.
“The Craft: Legacy,” the forthcoming sequel of the cult-favorite 1996 film “The Craft,” has released its first trailer — and viewers can look forward to getting another dose of teenage witch drama.
The roughly 2-minute, 30-second clip, released Tuesday by Sony Pictures Entertainment, includes familiar nods to the previous movie’s most iconic scenes and quotes. They include an opening montage of the high school-age coven performing a levitation game as their “Light as a feather, stiff as a board” chant repeats twice, as well as a repetition of the classic “We are the weirdos, mister” line.
This new-generation movie, written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones, stars Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone and Zoey Luna as the new coven. Similar to the original film, Hannah (Spaeny) moves and has to change schools after her mother (Michelle Monaghan) remarries — earning Hannah a new stepfather (David Duchovny) and stepbrothers in his three sons. Also similar to the previous movie — which starred Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell and Rachel True — this sequel also tells the story of teenage girls gaining newfound magical powers, but seeing them take a dark turn.
For instance, Hannah — with the slight raise of her hand — throws a class bully into a set of lockers with force. Later in the trailer, Hannah is seen throwing her mother to the ground after a sudden raise of both hands. Hannah also discovers a Polaroid image of Nancy Downs (Fairuza Balk), who in the original film lost control of her dark energy, which caused the coven to unravel.
Originally designated for theatrical release, “The Craft: Legacy” — produced by Blumhouse and Red Wagon Entertainment for Columbia Pictures — will be available on-demand on Oct. 28.