Friday, 20 May 2011

Rumours Of A Carrie Remake

Stephen King’s first novel was of a telekinetic girl who gets her revenge on her high-school class when they pull a hideous prank on her at the prom. The novel was Carrie, and in 1976 Brian DePalma directed a very young Sissy Spacek in the title role, which remains a classic horror to this day. A sequel followed in 1999, The Rage: Carrie 2, which was an epic flop.

So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that someone decided it was time for a remake.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, MGM and Screen Gems are partnering up, and have hired Marvel comic writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to write the script.

The original relied on strong performances by its cast which included John Travolta before his big break, Spielberg ex Amy Irving and a chilling Oscar-nominated performance by Piper Laurie as Carrie’s God-fearing mother. Most of the horror comes from the cruelty of the popular girls directed towards the socially inept Carrie. I fear that any remake will concentrate on dazzling CGI rather than examining what is essentially a story of the outcast fighting back with horrific results.

Do you think they should remake this horror classic?

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