Stephen King Talks About the Carrie Remake, Suggests Lindsay Lohan as Lead
On Thursday, Movieline relayed the news that MGM and Screen Gems are planning to remake Stephen King's high school horror classic Carrie. Now, the author is sharing his conflicted thoughts on the remake, and even offering his own suggestions for the director and lead actress.
King spoke with Entertainment Weekly on Thursday about the reboot:
"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 Davids: Lynch or Cronenberg."
Deadline first reported that MGM and Screen Gems had hired Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the playwright/comic book writer who was tapped to save Broadway's Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark to retackle Carrie. Early reports state that the new iteration would stay truer to King's novel than Brian de Palma's 1976 adaptation.
In the meantime, would you be up for seeing Lindsay Lohan play the shunned high school teen with telekinetic gifts? Maybe if David Lynch directed?