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More Carrie on the Way

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Deadline

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http://www.deadline.com/2012/01/mgmscreen-gems-eye-kimberly-peirce-to-direct-remake-of-stephen-kings-carrie/

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More Carrie on the WayGreat news coming in for those of you out there sitting around and saying to yourselves, “Man, you know what we need? Another remake of Stephen King’s Carrie!” Another telling is on its way, and we’ve got the skinny on whether or not they’re all gonna laugh at you right here.

According to Deadline, Kimberly Peirce (Stop-Loss) is in talks to direct Carrie, another remake of the Stephen King thriller about a telekinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. Peirce is best known for helming another troubled female coming-of-age tragedy, the Hilary Swank-starrer Boys Don’t Cry.

Carrie was previously turned into the 1976 film that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, and Amy Irving with Piper Laurie as the repressive mother. In addition, in 2002 David Carson directed Angela Bettis as Carrie and Patricia Clarkson as her mother in a TV movie version written by Bryan Fuller.

The script for this latest reboot has been written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, whose rewrite work helped save Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway. Aguirre-Sacasa set out to write a version of Carrie that is more faithful to the King book and more grounded than the Brian De Palma-directed original film.

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  • jkincer

    “Aguirre-Sacasa set out to write a version of Carrie that is more faithful to the King book and more grounded than the Brian De Palma-directed original film.”

    Why does every remake have to say this? Seriously, just say you are remaking it because you now own the rights and want to make some money. More faithful to the book and grounded? Did they even read the book or see De Palma’s movie? People love De Palma’s version because it is good movie and adaptation, no need to try and minimalize that. Just acknowledge that it was a good movie and that you are going to set your version in the present instead of the 1970’s to make it a bit different. Don’t insult us and then act suprised when people don’t give it a chance.

    • Vanvance1

      Damn good response.

      None of my movie bucks go to remakes. The original worked well. We don’t need another.