“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.
According 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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