On March 15 Sony and MGM will burn theaters down with their modern adaptation of Stephen King’s classic Carrie, this time dropping the pig’s blood on poor Chloe Moretz’s head with the help of director Kimberly Peirce.
Typically when a classic is remade we all immediately wonder what the original’s director thinks. Typically.
Fangoria caught up with Brian De Palma, who helmed the 1976 film version that earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
“I know Kimberly Pierce, I’ve known her for twelve years,” De Palma told the magazine. “She’s a bright, talented person. I tried to encourage her to make a movie very quickly after the success of Boys [Don’t Cry] and it took her years to find right material…but anyway, she contacted me when she decided to do Carrie. We discussed the right way to approach it, who she was going to cast and we had a few discussions about it and basically I gave her my blessing. She’s a very talented girl and I’m really excited to see what she does. It will be more like the book, I think, which is Sue Snell’s testimony which puts Carrie in kind of brackets…”
Really? I mean, REALLY?!?!
I’m sorry but the only person who has the right to “give their blessing” is the great Stephen King. De Palma isn’t the mastermind behind one of the greatest psychological horror films of all time, King is, therefore who gives a crap what De Palma thinks? Somebody get King on the line, STAT!