Stephen King's Carrie and Peter Parker have a lot in common. They're both high school dorks, they both have superpowers, and ... they've both been central to Broadway musical disasters! Maybe if the two of them had met, they could have gone to the prom together. Just think! No blood poured on Carrie's head, no weird, emo dance sequences for Peter, and probably a lot less death and mayhem. But where would they meet? What high school would welcome these two offbeat teens? Where could they sing away their troubles?
Got it! William McKinley High, home to Sue Sylvester and the kids of Glee!
Sound crazy? It might not be as ridiculous as you think. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who has recently given the rewrite to the so-far-disastrous Broadway production Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (after the booting of that show's first director, Julie Taymore), has just been attached to two other projects; He'll be scripting Screen Gems' proposed Carrie remake, and he'll be joining Glee as a writer and co-producer. Granted, the Carrie remake is planned to be based on the original novel that kicked off horror master Stephen King's career and not the infamously wretched, expensive and doomed 1988 musical adaptation of Carrie. But still! Think of the possibilities.
Just how doomed was that 1988 Carrie musical? Click on the video below to see a Great White Way staging of the brutal "Plug It Up!" scene from Carrie, followed by a thoughtful show-stopper of a tune about menstruation! (Slightly NSFW)
All we're saying is, with that sort of resume, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa could totally combine all of these things together into something greater than the individual parts. We've already seen Evil Dead and The Toxic Avenger successfully turned into musicals. Why not Glee Presents: Spidey Loves Carrie?
Maybe what those two crazy kids have been missing all along is each other.