Well, it seems 2012 is going down as the year of remakes. MGM and Sony Screen Gems currently have their hands on a remake of Stephen King’s Carrie.
The two companies have their sights set on Kimberly Pierce as director. Pierce is best known for her work on the 1999 drama / romance / crime film Boys Don’t Cry, which Pierce directed and co-wrote.
Since it has been nearly forty years since the release of the original Carrie, Hollywood has taken it upon themselves to update the film for a new generation. The remake script was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who recently rewrote Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark on Broadway. Rumors claim that Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the remake as a version of Carrie that is more like the original Stephen King novel.
As long as this remake is nothing like the sequel The Rage: Carrie 2, it may actually turn out to be all right.