'Boys Don't Cry' Director Kimberly Peirce in Talks to Remake 'Carrie'

January 4, 2012
Source: Deadline


"Take Carrie to the prom. I dare you!" Another year, and more remakes. Deadline is reporting that director Kimberly Peirce is "in talks" to take over the Carrie remake in the works at MGM & Screen Gems. Last year we reported that those studios were bringing on Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, a Broadway writer (who worked on patching up the Spider-Man musical), to work on the Carrie remake script. Peirce most recently directed the rather atrocious Stop-Loss (2008), as well as Oscar winner Boys Don't Cry. To be honest, this seems like a fairly good fit for her, and if anything I'm optimistic and curious to see what she does with this.

As mentioned in this update, Aguirre-Sacasa's script is "more faithful to the [original Stephen] King book [this is based on], and more grounded than the Brian De Palma-directed film." The original film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name first published in 1974, followed a telekinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. Sissy Spacek starred in the original, which means there's a definite big lead role for some young girl to snag once this begins casting. I'm curious to see how it turns out, but I'm not sure if it'll hold a flame to the original. We'll continue to keep on eye on this as it continues to develop, despite the many complaints about it. Anyone else optimistic?

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  • This sounds promising. Peirce is a unique choice (I didn't hate Stop-Loss as much as others did, but Boys Don't Cry was phenomenal and like Carrie was also about a girl coming of age) and I believe King fans responded positively to Aguirre-Sacasa's work on The Stand comic book series. Hopefully it's good.
    • Conrad Williams
      good comment buddy
  • Guest1
    Interesting this comes out the same month that Carrie The Musical starts previews for the first time in 23 years ...
  • Big Boss
    Another remake. I have no words.
    • Conrad Williams
      Thank you Michael Scott 😉
  • happy camper
    "I pray they find Jesus" -Mrs. White
  • No interest, even after the other remake or two that came after it.  Can we have even at least a movie that nods towards Carrie?  "It's Carrie, but now it's the high school reunion." SOMETHING that makes it somewhat stand on its own. guhhhhh... I give up.
  • Anonymous
    Mike Myers is remaking Carrie?




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