The Stephen King classic teen horror Carrie is set to be rebooted by playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who came in to re-write and save the semi-doomed Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie starred in Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of King’s first novel and both received Oscar nods. Aguirre-Sacasa is also known for writing comics for Marvel including their graphic novels of King’s The Stand plus worked on several seasons of HBO’s Big Love. Someone probably knows his stuff.
I doubt anyone is surprised that this remake is happening considering anything and everything two years or older seems to be up for grabs. We’re definitely not against this one though, unlike some we’d rather eat dirt than see remade. It will all hinge on who comes on to direct to see if we’ll get a nightmare like Nightmare on Elm Street. Perhaps with Aguirre-Sacasa’s background it will have the trendy graphical quality à la Zack Snyder. Did I just jinx it?
What are your thoughts on a Carrie remake?