May 20th, 2011
11:57 AM ET
Stephen King's horror classic "Carrie" is getting a remake, courtesy of someone who knows a thing or two about teen angst.
Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who told the story of high-school student turned hero Peter Parker in the Broadway musical "Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark," has just been hired to revamp King's tale of telekinetic teen Carrie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
King's debut novel was initially adapted into a 1976 movie starring Sissy Spacek as a bullied girl who wreaks revenge at her prom. The book also spawned a 1999 sequel, a stage musical, and a 2002 TV movie.
Besides "Carrie," Aguirre-Sacasa has another school-themed project in the works. Deadline reports that he'll also become a writer on "Glee" next season. McKinley High's senior prom should be a bloody good time!
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