MGM and Screen Gems Hire Writer for Remake of Horror Film 'Carrie'

May 20, 2011
Source: Deadline


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?

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 and Hollywood is surprised with how low theater attendance is... why would i wanna pay to see a movie i have already seen that is prob gonna be worse than the original and watered down kid friendly pg-13... 

happy camper on May 20, 2011


Hollywood has lost it's imagination too busy doing remakes of classics then maken them worse

Paddy on May 20, 2011


I was never really a fan of the original so I kinda don't care.

Davide Coppola on May 20, 2011


I dig the original. Its dated, of course, but still great! I'm so sick of all these remakes. stop. please stop. 

grimjob on May 20, 2011


 WHY? Wasn't there a Carrie-esqe movie that came out back in the 2002? I remember a brunette with vines all around her. LAME.

SNEARS on May 20, 2011


 Yeah, it was called "The Rage".  It wasn't horrible to watch just because the chick was cute.  But, why the hell remake it again so soon?

Neohumpty on May 21, 2011


The original is a perfect film. It didn't need to be remade in 2002 (awful version with Angela Bettis) and it doesn't need to be remade now. But that's Hollywood, fresh out of ideas once again.

norm on May 20, 2011


 A third version of Carrie is about the least necessary movie ever, by the guy who brought us  the turd that is Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark no less. Look, Screen Gems, if you are looking for a horror movie for teenage girls and it is going to be a remake try The Craft (really doesn't need a remake either but at least there is only one version of it now). Better yet, take a lunch, go to the book store or maybe a comic book store and look around and if you still don't have an idea, ask the kid pouring your coffee, I bet they have a better script idea already than Sacasa.  

Goudos on May 20, 2011


NO, NO, NO!  Someone get the pig's blood and drop it over this hot mess!    For God's sake Uncle Stevie, just say NO!

weezy1 on May 20, 2011


 I hope they use Europe's "Carrie" as part of the soundtrack.

Nate on May 20, 2011


I dunno bout this. I feel like it wouldn't even be all that scary anymore. Watched t he original as a kid and it was scary. The character was scary as was the plot I feel like a remake would focus on scary effects more than anything

BarbaraDRuiz on May 20, 2011


 In ten or twenty years we will only have remakes of remakes to watch. They will reboot a remake with a newimagening that was a sequel of the third reboot that once were remade

Loser on May 20, 2011


 Enough with the remakes, damn it. Why do a remake when there are plenty of great King stories that still haven't been adapted at all? And if they really insist on doing remakes, they should stay away from the classics and instead do the films that weren't as well received the first time around. I wouldn't mind a Pet Sematary remake, for example.

Craig on May 21, 2011

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