‘Carrie’ Remake Gets Director Kimberly Peirce

The ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ filmmaker is in talks to direct this horror remake for MGM Studios.

Kimberly Peirce in talks to direct the Carrie remake
Kimberly Peirce in talks to direct the Carrie remake
Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry, Stop Loss) is in talks to direct the Carrie remake for MGM.

We first reported on the project back in May, when screenrwriter/playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa signed on to write the script. It is said that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wants to write a new version of Carrie which is more faithful to Stephen King's original book, and more grounded in reality. Stephen King himself spoke out about the project shortly after it was announced, saying he may be willing to get behind a remake.

The original 1976 Carrie, directed by Brian De Palma, starred Sissy Spacek as the title character, a tormented young girl who uses her telekinetic powers to get revenge on those who picked on her. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie were both nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

It isn't known when production may begin on MGM's Carrie remake.

Carrie was released October 18th, 2013 and stars Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Gabriella Wilde, Michelle Nolden, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Samantha Weinstein. The film is directed by Kimberly Peirce.

Sources: Deadline
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Comments (11)

  1. BruceWayne

    Does anyone else think that picture looks like a member of kiss?

    P.S. Really do we need a Carrie remake?...no

    3 years agoby @brucewayneFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @phillip-wilcox -- It depends on the remake, but otherwise, I agree 100%. I only say that because I heard 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'(2011) was pretty good, and I partially liked 'Let Me In'.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. SpaceCowboy

    Carrie's a lesbian?

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  4. K.Guy

    Welp, it's screwed.

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  5. the Narrator

    I forgot this was getting remade. I just don't care anymore.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  6. Phillip Wilcox

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx It has come to the point where I am pretty positive Studios and producers out there aren't pumping out remakes for the sake of today's generation or even for creative reasons - they're doing it solely to cash in on it. That's all it is in my opinion, it's all about the $$. That's all its ever been about. "Hey if we remake a classic movie, no matter how bad it is, we may be able to rake in big box office numbers!" Ugh - sickening!

    3 years agoby @phillip-wilcoxFlag

  7. ROFLitschristian

    A remake? This has encouraged me to watch the original and not give a sh*t about a remake.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  8. MovieManiac

    The original film scared the living sh*t out of me. I highly doubt that a remake would do the same.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  9. WongFu

    Rather watch the old one thank you. Just re-release the film in theaters and scare the younger audience for a change

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  10. Phillip Wilcox

    Just stop with the remakes!!!!!! This is getting ridiculous!!!

    3 years agoby @phillip-wilcoxFlag

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