MGM Looking to Resurrect Carrie

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“THEY’RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU!!!” I’ve had that sentence ringing in my head since the very first time I saw the first screen version of Stephen King’s Carrie. Looks like MGM is ready to jump-start that psycho-kinetic laughter once more.

MGM Looking to Resurrect CarrieAccording to Deadline Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the playwright and comic book writer who was brought on to rewrite and hopefully save Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has booked several projects to follow, including writing a remake of Carrie for MGM and Screen Gems. The shocking Stephen King thriller told the story of a hyperkinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. King’s bestselling book was turned into the 1976 film that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Amy Irving and Piper Laurie as the repressive mother.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa stated that he will write a version that is more faithful to the King book than the earlier movie, much the same as Joel and Ethan Coen went back to the Charles Portis novel True Grit to present a version that didn’t really feel like a remake.

We shall see! Look for more soon!

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  • Vanvance1

    Wasn’t there already a sequel/remake of this one? It was done right the first time. A director with talent took the story and made it work on the screen.

    This is very much like the second version of The Shining, it may have been closer to the book but compared to the Kubrick film it’s a dull over long turd.

    There is no creative justification for this remake. This is a simple, ugly cynical money grab.

    • Uncle Creepy

      Shhh! It’s Hollywood. It’s not supposed to make sense. For the record though Angela Bettis played a great Carrie White in the TV remake.