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Stephen King’s Carrie is once again heading to the screen.
MGM and Screen Gems are partnering up for the new take on the Stephen King book and have hired Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to pen the new script.
The book, which was King’s first published work, centered on Carrie, a sheltered and shy high schooler who develops telekinetic powers and unleashes them when pushed too far during her prom.
The book was famously adapted into a 1976 Brian DePalma movie starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie and John Travolta. There was also a stage musical, a forgettable 1999 sequel (called Carrie 2: The Rage) and a 2002 TV movie.
MGM and Screen Gems clearly think the time right for a retelling.
Aguirre-Sacasa is a playwright who also writes comics for Marvel, perhaps notably the company’s meticulous adaptations of King’s epic The Stand. In mid-February, he was brought on board to fix the book of the troubled Spider-Man musical.
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