It looks like MGM is finally dusting off their shoulders and sleeves after surviving a near devastating bankruptcy.
It’s being reported by Deadline that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the playwright and comic book writer who was brought on to rewrite and hopefully save Broadway’s “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark,” has just been set by MGM and Screen Gems to write a remake of Carrie, the Stephen King thriller about the hyperkinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. King’s bestselling book was turned into the 1976 film that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Amy Irving and Piper Laurie as the repressive mother.
On Carrie, he will write a version that is more faithful to the King book than the earlier movie, much the same as Joel and Ethan Coen went back to the Charles Portis novel True Grit to present a version that didn’t really feel like a remake. Aguirre-Sacasa has a relationship with the author, after writing the graphic novel version of King’s “The Stand,” King’s seminal apocalyptic novel. At least there’s that…
BD Mobile App
this week in horror
This Week in Horror - June 26, 2017 - The Evil Within 2, Jason...
The Evil Within 2 was shown at E3, Victor Miller is trying to get the rights back to Jason Voorhees, and Saw: Legacy has an official title! It's This Week in Horror with Whitney Moore!Posted by Bloody Disgusting on Monday, June 26, 2017
R.I.P. Henry Deutschendorf, Oscar from ‘Ghostbusters II’
Watching ‘Jaws’ On the Water is This Summer’s Coolest Experience
R.L. Stine Talks ‘Goosebumps’ Book That Originally Went Too Far
‘IT’: Don’t Expect to See Stephen King’s Controversial Sex Scene
Read Stephen King’s 1982 Review that Saved ‘The Evil Dead’