MGM and Screen Gems are moving forward with a new version of Stephen King’s Carrie. Deadline has word that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been brought aboard to draft the screenplay.
Released in 1974, Carrie was King’s first published novel and tells the story of a high school girl who, through telekinetic powers, takes revenge on peers that have mocked her.
Most famously adapted for the screen by Brian De Palma in 1976, 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 which has some coincidental ties to Aguirre-Sacasa’s most recent gig, rewriting the Broadway show “Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark.”
The new version of Carrie is said to be less a remake of the De Palma film and more a re-adaptation of the original text.