MGM and Screen Gems Hire Writer for Remake of Horror Film 'Carrie'
It seems like the barrage of remakes will never end as today brings news of yet another revision of a decades-old film. Deadline has word that MGM and Screen Gems have hired Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, the writer who was recently brought on board the Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark Broadway musical, to script a remake of the 1976 horror classic Carrie starring Sissy Spacek. The original film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, followed a telekinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. Maybe she can wreak havoc on Hollywood instead to stop all these remakes?
Honestly though, I can see where a remake of Carrie could work in today's world of repressed and bullied teens. However, I'm just getting fatigued from all of the remakes, especially of horror films, making their way to theaters. This one though has some hope because apparently the writer will be more faithful to King's novel, much in the same way the Coen Brothers were more loyal to Charles Prtis novel True Grit for their version of the western tale. Apparently Aguirre-Sacasa has worked with King before by writing the graphic novel version of The Stand, so it sounds like successfully adapting the author's material is in his wheelhouse. We'll see what happens. How do you feel about a remake of Carrie?