The writer of doomed Broadway production Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has been recruited to pen a remake of classic chiller Carrie.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also lends his pen to comic books and TV series Glee, has been hired to update Brian de Palma’s 1976 horror film for modern audiences.
Based on the debut novel of Stephen King, the original ‘70s film starred Sissy Spacek as the titular Carrie, a shy high school outcast who develops telekinetic powers.
Though de Palma’s film is very much of its time (replete with comedy prom outfits and a bouncy-haired ‘70s John Travolta), that’s all part of its charm.
What can a remake bring? Well, Deadline report that the redo will stick closer to King’s original novel - something that many a remake offers white flag-like to remake haters.
Softening the blow is the fact that Aguirre-Sacasa previously adapted King’s The Stand into a comic book, which means he’s familiar with King’s body of work.
Get this remake wrong, though, and Carrie’s bloodbath ending will pale in comparison to the anger of braying horror fans.
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