A new director for the Carrie remake may make prom horror watchable

Illustration for article titled A new director for the emCarrie/em remake may make prom horror watchable

The dreaded Carrie remake is circling a director. Thankfully, it's Kimberly Peirce of Boys Don't Cry fame, which makes us slightly optimistic for her translation.

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Deadline reports that the studio wants Peirce for their new Carrie. And while we'd love to see Pierce's POV on Carrie, we can't imagine anyone replacing the greatness that was Sissy Spacek's performance. Even Stephen King doesn't really see the value in a remake — then again, he still may be scarred by The Rage: Carrie 2. In the end, we're torn. We desperately want a genre film from Peirce, but we're suffering from "yet another remake" syndrome. What say you, io9ers?

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There are a lot of ways Carrie could be changed to reflect the changes in society since it came out. Post-Columbine it doesn't even have to be supernatural. The character could be transgender. Any number of things, really.

However, it wouldn't be the same story. Why not just make another story with same themes? Why even keep the same title? Besides money and marketing, of course.