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".
According 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. ®
Hollywood Studios need a major shake up!
This just goes to show (again) that the Movie Industry can't come up with any original ideas.
Damn near everything from Hollywood is a prequel, retelling, ripped off comic book/graphic novel storyline, re-written by vestigial cretins who have killed their last remaining brain cell with one last snort of powder du jour (bath salts anyone?).
For a "B" movie intended to entertain teenagers at Drive in Theatres, Carrie was actually pretty decent. Sissy Spacek played a truly innocent and believable character that made the movie work.
In today's world of jaded overpriviliged teen queens, there is not one that could even come close unless they find an unknown virgin talent someplace in south Texas. (Lottsa luck with that).
Todays teenagers could not even begin to relate to the character so the "cretins" would have to ruin the story to get today's "Yoof" to see the film.
The remake will be on video in less than a month, mark my words!
Like "The Italian Job" there will always be the original.
Why they have to do this over and over again I can't imagine. Do something new, kiddies, and surprise us!
Reheat and rehash....
...And there is the reason for falling cinema attendance and dvd sales.
Nothing to do with piracy, just plain old fashioned lack of fresh interesting content.