Does Stephen King benefit financially from this new Carrie film? And did he also earn money for the Carrie sequel that was made a few years ago? I believe I've read that sometimes a film is made from his material that does not generate any money for him (as an example, he supposedly makes no money from the Children of the Corn sequels).
Be strange if he doesn't benefit. I think a new Carrie film is a cool idea, yet, at the same time, you have to wonder if those who have seen the original will be able to truly enjoy it. I do like, at times, the modern Scream-type look of horror films targeted at the youth. The orginal Carrie was made in a different era, so it might be interesting to see the modern version.