While there have been plenty of people gnashing their teeth at the idea of remaking Carrie, getting a director onboard who could do something interesting with the material would certainly help. It seems MGM & Screen Gems want to do just that, as they’re currently in talks with Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop Loss) to direct the film, according to Deadline.
Screenwriter/playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa signed on to write the script for the film back in May and it’s believed he wants to create a new version of Carrie that is more faithful to Stephen King’s original book and more grounded in reality.
The original 1976 Carrie, directed by Brian De Palma, starred Sissy Spacek as the title character, a tormented young girl who uses her telekinetic powers to get revenge on those who picked on her. Kimberley Peirce is definitely an interesting choice. Although she hasn’t really capitalised on the success of Boys Don’t Cry, Carrie has similar themes to that movie, so she could be a very good choice.
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