Friday, May 20, 2011

Stephen King comments on possible "Carrie" remake

From Entertainment Weekly

Stephen King sounds off on new 'Carrie' remake -- EXCLUSIVE
by Jeff Labrecque

Image Credit: Everett Collection
Thirty-five years after Stephen King’s first best-seller roared into theaters and scared a generation of prom-going teens, MGM and Screen Gems have hired playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to resurrect Carrie with a more faithful adaptation of King’s novel, according to Deadline.

But King, who famously disapproved of Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining, tells EW he still has a soft spot for Brian De Palma’s original film: “I’ve heard rumblings about a Carrie remake, as I have about The Stand and It. Who knows if it will happen? The real question is why, when the original was so good? I mean, not Casablanca, or anything, but a really good horror-suspense film, much better than the book. Piper Laurie really got her teeth into the bad-mom thing. Although Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White… hmmm. It would certainly be fun to cast. I guess I could get behind it if they turned the project over to one of the Davids: Lynch or Cronenberg.”

Aguirre-Sacasa, who recently rewrote the Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark script, is an accomplished comic-book author familiar with the King oeuvre; he adapted King’s epic The Stand into comic-book form in 2008.


Fred Blosser said...

Wasn't there a remake seven or eight years ago? I guess that one was so godawful that it's vanished from the collective memory.

Ed Gorman said...

You may be thinking of the Bway production that closed quickly.

Fred Blosser said...

I forgot about the Broadway production, and my memory was off about a movie remake. I was thinking of the "sequel" THE RAGE: CARRIE II, which came and went in 1999. IMDB also lists a made-for-TV remake in 2002 that maybe even King himself doesn't remember