Stephen King’s Carrie To Be Remade

MGM and Screen Gems are moving forward with a new version of Stephen King’s Carrie. Deadline has word that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been brought aboard to draft the screenplay.

Release in 1974, Carrie was King’s first published novel and tell the story of a high school girl who, through telekinetic powers, takes revenge on peers that have mocked her.

Most famously adapted for the screen by Brian De Palma in 1976, Carrie received a sequel in 1999 and a made-for-TV adaptation in 2002. The story was also the basis for a famously-troubled Broadway adaptation in 1988 which has some coincidental ties to Aguirre-Sacasa’s most recent gig, rewriting the Broadway show “Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark”.

The new version of Carrie is said to be less a remake of the De Palma film and more a re-adaptation of the original text.

King has commented to Entertainment Weekly about the remake of Carrie”

The prolific author says, “I’ve heard rumblings about a Carrie remake, as I have about The Stand and It. Who knows if it will happen? The real question is why, when the original was so good? I mean, not Casablanca, or anything, but a really good horror-suspense film, much better than the book. Piper Laurie really got her teeth into the bad-mom thing. Although Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White… hmmm. It would certainly be fun to cast.”

Published by Larry Fire

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One thought on “Stephen King’s Carrie To Be Remade

  1. You can never beat the originals. Have lost count of how many King movies that are to be remade.Should just leave them alone,they’re classics.

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