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Kimberly Peirce Eyed to Helm Stephen King’s ‘Carrie’ Remake

– by Gig Patta

A telekinetic teenager will return to the big screen.

MGM and Screen Gems are in negotiations with director Kimberly Peirce for the remake of horror thriller classic “Carrie,” according to Deadline.

The original film was in theaters nearly 35 years ago that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Amy Irving and Piper Laurie.

It was adapted from a Stephen King novel about a telekinetic teenager who was pushed too far on her prom night and unleashed her powers on her tormentors.

The remake script is penned by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Deadline stated the remake script will follow more closely to King’s book.

Peirce was best known for directing 1999’s “Boys Don’t Cry,” in which it earned an Oscar win for actress Hilary Swank. Peirce’s last film was with 2008’s war drama “Stop-Loss.”

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly earlier this summer, author Stephen King sounded off on the prospect of a remake.

“I’ve heard rumblings about a ‘Carrie’ remake, as I have about ‘The Stand’ and ‘It.’ Who knows if it will happen? The real question is why, when the original was so good?” he told EW.

Ready or not? It looks like the remake to “Carrie” is happening and no telekinetic powers will stop it.

Source: Deadline, Entertainment Weekly

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