Prom's totally going to be ruined again.
Carrie White, the high school girl who was tormented by her fellow students and ultra-religious mother until she set them all on fire with her awesome telekinetic powers, is rising from the grave, according to Heat Vision.
MGM and Screen Gems have teamed up for a remake of "Carrie," the 1976 horror hit directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek as the young woman scorned.
"Carrie" was based on the first published novel by Stephen King, considered by many to be one of the best revenge dramas ever written. The remake will be penned by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, a Marvel Comics writer who was recently brought in to do a rewrite on Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."
"Carrie" has had many forms over the years, including a stage musical, a 1999 sequel ("The Rage: Carrie 2," remember that one?) and a 2002 TV movie.
No word on casting yet, though we expect MGM's phones will be ringing off the hook tomorrow morning with calls from the agents of every teenaged actress in Hollywood. Besides the lead role of Carrie White, there's also the juicy role of Chris Hargensen, Carrie's main tormentor, played by Nancy Allen in the original.
And who will take on the role Carrie's maniac mother, Margaret White, played so perfectly by Piper Laurie in De Palma's film? Patricia Clarkson seems like a good bet. And what about Vera Farmiga as Miss Collins, the tough-love gym teacher originally played by Betty Buckley? We'd do a hundred push-ups for her.
And, of course, you're going to need two cute boys to play Tommy Ross, Carrie's nice-guy prom date, and Billy Nolan, Chris' dummy boyfriend (played by William Katt and John Travolta, respectively, in the original).
We'll have to wait and see what the Hollywood remake machine has in store for "Carrie." In the meantime, be nice to everyone, especially high school girls.