‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Director Will Remake ‘Carrie’

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Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce will be filming an updated version of mind power maven Carrie — and this remake promises to be closer to Stephen King’s 1974 novel. Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa — who was recently hired to help out the jinxed (and extremely dangerous!) production will pen the script. Apart from being a faithful retelling of King’s tale about a mousy high schooler who eventually uses her telekinetic powers to lash out at everyone around her, Slash Film reports that the project will be “more grounded than the Brian De Palma-directed film.”

Sissy Spacek is synonymous with the role of Carrie, which is a part that hasn’t fared well for other actresses stepping into her blood-soaked prom dress. Angela Bettis’ take on the teen in the TV remake of the movie was met with negative reviews, and the same goes for awful The Rage: Carrie 2. Broadway’s biggest flop (losing a whopping $8 million bucks) was a huge embarrassment in 1988, but Carrie will apparently be returning to the stage again later this month. Is there room for more of the wronged prom princess? More importantly, why won’t anyone listen to King, who recently said he wanted to see David Cronenberg or David Lynch at the helm? Huge missed opportunity.