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Stephen King's CARRIE Is Being Re-Adapted Again


Merrick here...

Comic author/playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa - who was recently recruited to salvage the legendarily challenged SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Broadway musical - will next turn his sight on a re-adaptation of Stephen King's CARRIE.

King's tale of a vengeful and telekinetic teenage girl was famously adapted by Brian De Palma back in 1976 (HERE)...

...and was awkwardly sequelized via THE RAGE in 1999 (HERE) before being re-adapted as THIS 2002 telefilm starring Angela Bettis. 

Per THIS piece at Deadline, Aguirre-Sacasa will write a version that is more faithful to the King book than the earlier movie, much the same as Joel and Ethan Coen went back to the Charles Portis novel True Grit to present a version that didn't really feel like a remake.

Every girl I dated pretty much behaved like Carrie does at the end of this story, so I've never fully understood what the big deal is here. 


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