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One of the classic explanations for a remake of a well-regarded adaptation of a book is to claim the new movie will be more in keeping with the source material. That’s the reasoning MGM and Screen Gems give for the new version of Carrie, featuring a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Big Love). If the studio has its way, Kimberly Peirce will sit in the director’s chair, Heat Vision reports. Peirce may be best known for directing 1999’s Boys Don’t Cry, but she also helmed 2008’s Stop-Loss.
Stephen King’s novel, his first to be published in 1974, has not only been made into the 1976 horror classic directed by Brian De Palma, but also a short-lived stage musical in the 1980s and a TV movie in 2002. The story follows a young woman who gains telekinetic powers while going through puberty who uses her newfound abilities to exact revenge on the bullies who picked on her in school.