Stephen King’s Carrie has been adapted for the screen three times thus far. Once by director Brian DePalma in 1976, then in 2002 with Angela Bettis as the titular telepathic teen, and then in 2013 with Kick-Ass star Chloë Grace Moretz as the prom queen from Hell.
Not to mention the 1999 sequel The Rage: Carrie 2.
And today we’re hearing from our buddies over at Collider that yet another adaptation of King’s first (published) novel is on the way in the form of a limited series over on FX.
They say: “Though it’s still very early in the development process and there’s no script yet, sources say that this time around, telekinetic teen Carrie White will likely be played by either a trans performer or an actress of color rather than a cis white woman, as in past adaptations.”
For those that might not know, King’s legendary debut centers on a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates. More specifically, it tells the tale of Carrie White who may be picked on by her classmates, but she has a gift. She can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. This is her power and her problem. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offers Carrie a chance to be normal…until an unexpected cruelty turns her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that no one will ever forget.