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…
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