Hollywood to 'retell' Carrie

Brian DePalma's 1976 effort evidently not up to scratch

Film fans who consider Brian DePalma's 1976 movie Carrie an inadequate interpretation of the Stephen King novel will be delighted to learn that MGM is planning a "retelling".

Sissy Spacek in CarrieAccording to the Hollywood Reporter, the studio has teamed up with Screen Gems for the project, and brought on board playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to pen the screenplay.

The scribe has recently been working on "troubled" musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, and previously adapted King's The Stand for a Marvel graphic novel.

DePalma's Carrie – starring Sissy Spacek (pictured, having a bad hair moment at the senior prom) and John Travolta – is a bit of a horror classic, so it remains to be seen just what added value MGM can squeeze from a rehash. ®

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