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"Big Love" scribe Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to pen Carrie remake for Screen Gems?

05.19.2011by: Jake Dee
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F*ckin' hell, another head-scratching remake is in the works...

Deadline is reporting that Sony Screen Gems and MGM are jointly forging ahead with a remake of CARRIE, Brian De Palma's exemplary 1976 Stephen King adaptation. Not only that, the studio is entrusting the script with a relative unknown...

Word is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who's only major credentials include writing six episodes of HBO hit series "Big Love," has been tapped to adapt the new CARRIE screenplay from King's inaugural novel. Much like the Coen brothers did with TRUE GRIT, Aguirre-Sacasa will focus more on retreading the novel than the movie version, thereby subverting the notion of it being a remake. Apparently the man has a working relationship with King, having adapted THE STAND into a graphic novel not too long ago.

That's a nice equation and all, but I'm not buying it. First off, the Coens are in a league of their own, and even though John Wayne won an Oscar for TRUE GRIT, it was hardly as quality a film as CARRIE. Remaking mediocre films is okay, especially when the filmmaking acumen of someone like the Coens will inherently elevate the overall product...but remaking a good film? A horror staple? With a relative unknown on the keys? BAH...I'm not feeling it.

What says you? In favor of seeing CARRIE be "remade"? If so, who's your ideal director to bring this sucker to fruition?

"Big Love" practitioner Amanda Seyfried!

Extra Tidbit: Aguirre-Sacasa has also been hired to restore order to the much-troubled Broadway production of SPIDER-MAN.
Source: Deadline

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9:50AM on 05/20/2011
It would probably be quite perverted of me to wonder if we'll get that opening shower room scene in high-definition 3D, so I won't. And neither should you.
It would probably be quite perverted of me to wonder if we'll get that opening shower room scene in high-definition 3D, so I won't. And neither should you.
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9:53PM on 05/19/2011

I'm actually okay with this...

Which is hard for me to admit because I hate this remake craze that has infected Hollywood. That said, as long as they are doing a true adaption of the book and not the movie (which like King’s “The Shining and Christine” are two completely different adaptation translated by a master director), I’m okay with it. There was television remake years ago that tried to stay faithful but because it was TV, it didn't have the edge that was needed to really tell the story right. Just don’t tell me that
Which is hard for me to admit because I hate this remake craze that has infected Hollywood. That said, as long as they are doing a true adaption of the book and not the movie (which like King’s “The Shining and Christine” are two completely different adaptation translated by a master director), I’m okay with it. There was television remake years ago that tried to stay faithful but because it was TV, it didn't have the edge that was needed to really tell the story right. Just don’t tell me that you’re trying to do something different from the original and then blatantly copy it anyway (I’m looking at you < The Thing 2011 –or whenever you’re being released).
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