‘BOYS DON’T CRY’ Director In Talks For ‘CARRIE’ Remake!

By on 4 January, 2012


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MGM and Screen Gems are reportedly pressing ahead with their plans for a new version of Stephen King‘s ‘Carrie‘, by engaging in talks with ‘Boys Don’t Cry‘ helmer Kimberly Peirce to direct the project – according to Deadline!

 

Peirce‘s recent written and directing work was in 2008’s ‘Stop-Loss‘, and she won’t have to worry about penning this new adaptation, as Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will serve as the scribe.

 

Famously adapted for the big screen by Brian De Palma in 1974, King‘s novel tells the story of a high school girl who uses telekinetic powers to take revenge on the college bullies who have persistently mocked her.
 

Carrie‘ received a sequel in 1999 and a made-for-TV adaptation in 2002. The story was also the basis for a famously-troubled Broadway adaptation in 1988.
 

This new project won’t be a complete remake of De Palma‘s version, but more a re-adaptation of King‘s original novel.

 

A good idea?

 


 

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