'Carrie' Remake Moves Forward at MGM

The studio hires Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to write this remake of the 1976 horror classic, which will reportedly stick closer to Stephen King's novel.
Carrie remake moving forward at MGM
Carrie remake moving forward at MGM
Playwright/screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been hired to write a remake of the 1976 horror classic Carrie for MGM. The writer was recently brought on to re-work the Broadway superhero musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

It is said that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will stick much closer to Stephen King's novel than the original movie did. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has worked with Stephen King in the past, penning a graphic novel based on Stephen King's book The Stand.

Oddly enough, Carrie wasn't one of the projects listed when MGM announced a slew of remake projects, which include RoboCop, Poltergeist, Mr. Mom, and others.

The original Carrie starred Sissy Spacek as the title character, an ostracized young girl who uses her special gifts to get even with her tormentors.

No production schedule was released for the Carrie remake.

Carrie was released November 3rd, 1976 and stars Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, John Travolta, P.J. Soles. The film is directed by Brian De Palma.



Sources: Deadline

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Comments (40)

  1. Xenon

    Here's the funny thing: my sister dated a Stephen King long ago.

    3 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  2. Tronticon

    @xenon56 whew, IT scared me also! Do you want to see them float? Noooooooo!!!

    3 years agoby @tronticonFlag

  3. Jakn

    @kguy I am!

    3 years agoby @jaknFlag

  4. Jakn

    WTF!!!!! I just posted a review of this movie!

    3 years agoby @jaknFlag

  5. Salem6777

    oh WTF!?

    3 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  6. Xenon

    Thanks @jimthar I had forgotten about. It's the one I'm talking about.

    3 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  7. Jimthar

    @Mutant are you talking about 'cycle of the werewolf'? if you are then yes, it was made into a movie called SILVER BULLET back in the 80's and starred corey haim. i dont know if thats the werewolf thing you're talking about.

    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  8. Xenon

    There is only one Stephen King film that scared the day lights out of me, IT...And that's being remade as well. I just wish someone would focus on his newer books.
    Did anyone make that Werewolf graphic novel of his into a film? Because that's something I would love to watch.

    3 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  9. Tronticon

    Dont know about this.. but they are gonna have a hard time re-casting the mother (Piper Laurie) .. I think she scared me the most in the movie!!!

    I smelled the whiskey on his breath.. and I like it... I liked it!!! lol

    3 years agoby @tronticonFlag

  10. Xenon

    All hell no, certain films need to be remade but Carrie isn't one of them.
    I maybe a camera man for a small production company but this takes the cake. Yes you read right I film plays and weddings at the moment, I would love to film a horror or Adventure film.

    I remember that someone had done a reboot in the last few years, so this isn't new.

    3 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  11. bud2fresh

    Figures .....like we are all sitting around saying ,man i sure wish they would re-make carrie because that would be the greatest thing ever..........stupid S.O.B. !

    3 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  12. StephieBaybee

    Its been years since i seen a really good scary movie, one thats got me hiding behind the sofa lol, Guess i'll be waiting a long time since they're remaking this guff lol x

    3 years agoby @steph-xFlag

  13. Jimthar

    no wonder MGM went bankrupt. they cant come up with an original idea to save their ass. the only thing they have going for them is bond, and they dont own that. so sad. i remember when this company used to release good movies. and ORIGINAL movies at that.

    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  14. Brian

    Crapper.

    3 years agoby @brianFlag

  15. nitti21

    F*ck Carrie, why don't they make Cell.

    3 years agoby @nitti21Flag

  16. Nautical

    Arent there a bumcho remakes of this already.

    3 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  17. account-closed

    @kguy Yep, you're right. The Horror Genre is dead. They don't make them like they use too. F'n Sad.

    3 years agoby @account-closedFlag

  18. Mixlexic

    Yawn

    3 years agoby @mixlexicFlag

  19. Mka47

    oh god please don't come to hollywood chasing the dream and clog our freeways

    3 years agoby @mka47Flag

  20. K.Guy

    @bawnian-dexeus Yes, thank you. YOU HERE THAT HOLLYWOOD??!! WE'RE COMING!!!

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @kguy I can create my own horror villain. So, I'm safe

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. K.Guy

    We're never gonna have a fantastic horror movie, ever again. Unless many of US want's to be a filmmaker and try to make horror films of our own. I CALL SHOTGUN ON THE WEREWOLF!!!

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  23. K.Guy

    @jakn To think you just made a brief positive review, and now this. You must be pissed.

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  24. Bane5000

    @ejk1... point taken lol

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  25. thrashnasty190

    No need for this

    3 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  26. thedude-abides

    @thedude1 Yeah, nothing is sacred. The only solace that can be taken from those other movies you mentioned is that they were so bad, they actually made you appreciate the originals even more so. The Carrie remake will probably be the same.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  27. ejk1

    @bane5000 See the last three words of my previous post, my friend :)

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  28. Bane5000

    @ejk1...it was a sequel, but now theyll do the remake of the original and most likely another sequel...history repeating itself

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  29. Ledouchee

    Pass

    3 years agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  30. TheDude1

    @thedude-abides Considering other classics like Psycho and Halloween have been remade everything is touchable to these people.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag