This week, we got our first look at Kimberly Peirce's Carrie. But before Peirce there was Brian De Palma, who brought the story to the big screen in 1976. Both are based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. So how does De Palma feel about his film's successor?
In a recent interview, De Palma revealed he's "really excited" about the new adaptation. The director happens to have a history with Peirce, that spans more than a decade. He told Fangoria, "I know Kimberly Peirce, I've known her for twelve years... We spent some time in New York together, we used to go to the theatre together. She's a bright, talented person. I tried to encourage her to make a movie very quickly after the success of Boys [Don't Cry] and it took her years to find [the] right materia l ... but anyway, she contacted me when she decided to do Carrie."
The directing duo spent a lot of time focusing on Peirce's vision. "We discussed the right way to approach it, who she was going to cast, and we had a few discussions about it and basically I gave her my blessing," De Palma said. "She's a very talented girl, and I'm really excited to see what she does. It will be more like the book, I think, which is Sue Snell's testimony, which puts Carrie in kind of brackets ..."
Are you surprised by De Palma's involvement and support?
Carrie opens in theaters March 15.