Movie News

MGM/Screen Gems Planning Carrie Remake

Movie News

Brian De Palma’s 1976 film “Carrie” is one of the creepiest films ever, so after reading this, I have to ask why in the heck Hollywood keeps planning remakes and reboots. Sure, some can be good, but half the time? They should know when to leave well enough alone.

I’m still waiting on a “Ferris Bueller” remake or “Sixteen Candles” announcement to head our way.

Anyway, yes, a “Carrie” remake is happening and “Stop Loss” and “Boys Don’t Cry” director Kimberly Peirce has already been selected as the director for the upcoming reboot.

For those that have lived under a rock, ’76s “Carrie” starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta and Amy Irving, with Piper Laurie as the repressive mother. The film followed a telekinetic teenager (Spacek) who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students.

The script 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 Stephen King book, and more grounded than the De Palma film.

What do you all think of this news?

 

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Movie News

limitless

Limitless potential for new CBS pilot

Caffeinated ClintJanuary 29, 2015
ABC_Studios_logo

Scandal’s Jenna Bans sells new show to ABC

Ashleigh DaviesJanuary 29, 2015
mehcad-brooks_

Supergirl’s love interest is cast!

Ashleigh DaviesJanuary 29, 2015
geoffrey_rush

Geoffrey Rush will play Oliver! composer

Ashleigh DaviesJanuary 29, 2015
christinetaylor

Another Zoolander star returning for sequel

Caffeinated ClintJanuary 29, 2015
annatorv

Stephanie scares up more cast!

Caffeinated ClintJanuary 29, 2015
kevinspacey

Kevin Spacey marks his territory with Nine Lives lead

Caffeinated ClintJanuary 29, 2015
bradpitt

Pitt to go to Africa for Jolie

Caffeinated ClintJanuary 29, 2015
michaelhogan

Battlestar Galactica fave heads to Fargo

Caffeinated ClintJanuary 29, 2015

Login

Lost your password?