File this one under “Say It Ain’t So, Uncle Stevie.” Deadline.com is reporting a followup to the news that there may well be another Carrie remake in the works. In what we hope is a joke, King himself teased the possibility that Lindsay Lohan could be on tap to star in the film.
The new script, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is said to be more faithful to King’s novel.
Aguirre-Sacasa has experience in handling Stephen King’s literature having also adapted his book The Stand into graphic-novel form.
When the remake was first announced last year, King mentioned to Entertainment Weekly that he thought Lindsay Lohan might be a fun choice to play Carrie.”
Another potential name being thrown around to take on the Sissy Spacek Oscar-nominated role is True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld. Other remakes of the film have included a 2002 TV movie and a “1999 big-screen sequel featuring a half-sister of Carrie. The Rage: Carrie 2 was a box office turkey – and the main character was not even called Carrie. A musical based on the horror movie famously closed after just five performances in 1988. The show’s songlist included such catchy numbers as ‘Out For Blood,’ ‘The Destruction’ and ‘Ain’t It A Bitch’?”