One of the big news items yesterday was that MGM is moving forward on a remake of the 1976 horror classic Carrie, with playwright/screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa coming aboard to write the script. Author Stephen King recently spoke out against the remake, mainly since he's so fond of the original movie, which was directed by Brian De Palma. Take a look at what he had to say below, including his intriguing casting suggestion of Lindsay Lohan to play the title character, and who he would like to see direct.
"I've heard rumblings about a Carrie remake, as I have about The Stand and IT. Who knows if it will happen? The real question is why, when the original was so good? I mean, not Casablanca, or anything, but a really good horror-suspense film, much better than the book. Piper Laurie really got her teeth into the bad-mom thing. Although Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White... hmmm. It would certainly be fun to cast. I guess I could get behind it if they turned the project over to one of the David's: Lynch or Cronenberg."
The Carrie remake is still in very early stages and, like Stephen King says, "who knows if it will happen?" However, our original report from yesterday indicated MGM and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa want to be more faithful to Stephen King's novel than the original movie, so perhaps the author might get behind this project after all. We'll just have to wait and see.