CARRIE remake is in the works
Holy pig's blood! Despite the countless horror remakes, reimaginings, and reboots that we are given these days, studios are still looking for franchises to bring back to the big screen. MGM and Screen Gems have found another franchise that they want to take another stab at. That franchise is Stephen King's CARRIE.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who most recently wrote one of the drafts of the endlessly troubled Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, has been hired to pen the remake. Not much else is known about how the remake will stand separate from the original at this time, but surely we should get more info soon now that the word is out.
CARRIE is one of the seminal horror classics that has withstood the tests of time, and is still greatly appreciated within film-dom. That said, it still doesn't seem like it is time for a remake just yet. Another remake that is. We can't forget that this isn't the first time the CARRIE franchise has been brought back. Well, maybe we can. There was that disastrous 1999 sequel, CARRIE 2: THE RAGE or the 2002 television movie remake of the original.
I hope I'm wrong, and the remake ends up being something special. But it'll take a good trailer and impressive casting to grab my attention. What do you guys think?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter