Directed by Brian DePalma (Dressed to Kill, Blow Out) and based on the novel by Stephen King, Carrie celebrates its 40th anniversary with a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory, which includes a brand new 4K scan of the film and nearly three hours of bonus material.
The first motion picture adaptation of a Stephen King book, Carrie stars Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter) as Carrie White, a high school girl with no friends, no self-esteem, and no idea about the power she possesses. In the film’s opening scene, Carrie experiences her first period in the showers after gym class. Unsure of what the blood means, she panics and pleads for help, leading her classmates to pelt her with tampons and chant “plug it up!”
The Greatest American Hero, an ’80s television comedy created by Stephen J. Cannell about a high school teacher turned clumsy superhero, is set for a reboot on FOX, according to Deadline.
The pilot will be produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed another awesome reboot, 21 Jump Street. Their “street” cred also includes the highly successful The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street. Rodney Rothman, who co-wrote 22 Jump Street, will write the pilot and act as co-executive producer, alongside Cannell’s daughter, Tawnia McKiernan, whose television directing credits include episodes of Leverage, Grimm, Devious Maids, and Bones.