'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.

Andrew DiDonato on Jan 4, 2012


good comment buddy

Conrad Williams on Jan 4, 2012


Interesting this comes out the same month that Carrie The Musical starts previews for the first time in 23 years ...

Guest1 on Jan 4, 2012


Another remake. I have no words.

Big Boss on Jan 4, 2012


Thank you Michael Scott 😉

Conrad Williams on Jan 4, 2012


"I pray they find Jesus" -Mrs. White

happy camper on Jan 4, 2012


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.

Nick Sears on Jan 5, 2012


Mike Myers is remaking Carrie?

Anonymous on Jan 5, 2012

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