Yes, another one. This week brings news of another remake of CARRIE. Yes, another one, again. Yes, this will be the third one, when nobody cared about the previous two. They did the one with Angela Bettis, who is herself fantastic in anything she does, but the movie in every way failed to hold up in comparison to the original. Then they did the theatrical remake with Chloe Grace Moretz, who is also a fabulous actress, but that movie, the second remake, seemed altogether pointless. What possible reason, then, could anyone have for thinking that yet another remake was a good idea? Are you ready for this? Check out the quote: “Though it’s still very early in the development process and there’s no script yet, sources say that this time around, telekinetic teen Carrie White will likely be played by either a trans performer or an actress of color rather than a cis white woman.”
And there you have it. The reason is political. They don’t even have a script done. They just know they want to make a CARRIE movie with a trans or minority actor in the role. Good. Freakin’. Grief. Their only reason for doing this remake is politics. That’s literally all they’ve got. Because Carrie White *is* white, and they feel it necessary to change that.
Any time—ANY time—you set out to tell a story and your primary (in this case ONLY) motivation is to send a message, you have a guarantee of failure. It’s a kiss of death. You’d think people would be smart enough to know that, but then again this is Hollywood we’re talking about.