Movie News: New Director In Talks To Helm CARRIE Remake...

Written by Chris Holt Thursday, 05 January 2012

Movie News

It seems that the long threatened remake of CARRIE is still on the cards...

The latest name in contention for the director’s chair is BOYS DON’T CRY director Kimberley Pierce, who is currently in talks with MGM. Pierce is considered a ‘feminist filmmaker’ so will probably be a good fit.

The original Stephen King novel revolves around a telekinetic teenager with an overbearing religious mother who unleashes hell at her high school prom. It was turned into an impressive film in 1976 by Brian De Palma with Sissy Spacek, John Travolta and Amy Irving in the cast. 

A script has been written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacassa and is said to be more faithful to the original source novel than the 76 film.

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0 #1 sophiea iqbal 2012-01-08 20:05
I really enjoyed both the novel and the movie, so the idea of a remake coming in and being less then has never seemed like a good idea.

If the script is good and worthy of the book then I hope it works on the big screen. I just hate that new ideas seems so rare to come by these days with every one going to the past to pluck from the tree of greats.

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