When people mention Stephen King movies, there is one that is always brought up: Carrie. It was memorable, it was thrilling, and it had a great cast. And now we might get to see a new remake of the book/film thanks to MGM.
Over the summer of 2011, there was talk that MGM and Screen Gems were going to start working on a new version of the hit book and film, Carrie written by Stephen King. Recently, according to Deadline, there is an update that has Kimberly Peirce to direct the adaptation.
The original film adaptation of the novel was released in 1976. It was adapted for film by Brian De Palma. It later had a sequel and made-for-tv adaptation in 2002. The novel was actually King’s first published novel as well.
The plot follows a young girl in high school who has telekinetic powers. She is unpopular and many think she is weird. This is partly due to her home life and her super religious and overbearing mother. When everyone from school continues to bully her in the worst way, she uses her telekinetic powers to have revenge on those who have hurt her.
Piece is best known for her work directing and writing the film, Boys Don’t Cry and she most recently had written and directed the film, Stop-Loss.
The newer version of Carrie, which is to be scripted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is said to be less a remake of the De Palma film and more a re-adaptation of the original text.
I am personally very excited for this remake. I loved the book and felt like the original adaptation didn’t quite capture all the emotions the book had. I hope this new one will be able to be closer to the original novel.