The studios announced late yesterday that they have hired Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to draft a screenplay from King’s classic story of a high school girl whose newly developed telekinetic powers are unleashed on her bullying classmates during the senior prom. The book, King’s first, was an instant best-seller and launched the writer’s career into the stratosphere.
The 1976 film adaption of the book was equally successful, being one of the biggest box office hits of that year. (Let’s just all agree to not talk about the original to film sequel Carrie 2: The Rage (1999) and the Broadway musical adaptation, OK?)
Aguirre-Sacasa is a great choice for this assignment. Not only is he a produced playwright but he has been scripting Marvel Comics’ adaptation of King’s novel The Stand. Most recently he has worked on the recent retooling of the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Broadway musical.
Via Hollywood Reporter.