These are godless times, Mrs. Snell.
Carrie, Stephen King’s 70s cult classic (adapted by Brian De Palma), is getting a 21st century makeover. The remake will star Chloë Grace Moretz (Hugo, Dark Shadows) as Carrie White and Julianne Moore as Margaret White, her insanely religious mother.
The story is a kind of cautionary tale for teen bullies. Carrie, a shy girl from a dysfunctional family, is frequently tormented by her classmates, culminating in one of the most infamous displays of paranormal vengeance ever to play out at a high school prom.
Moretz has some seriously big shoes to fill, as Sissy Spacek, who played Carrie in De Palma’s 1976 version, gave the role a perfect level of angst that was as heartbreaking as it was unnerving (and earned the actress an Academy Award nomination). But the elder Carrie has kind words for her successor; during a May interview with ComingSoon.net, she called Moretz a “wonderful actress” and expressed enthusiasm for Moore’s casting and the choice in directors. “They hired a really wonderful director [Kimberly Peirce, Boys Don’t Cry], very talented. It’ll be interesting. Our film, it is what it is what it is, and it stood the test of time, but I think that’s great, it’s like an homage not only to the book but to the film, not only to Stephen King but to Brian De Palma.”
Watch the teaser trailer below. Not much is revealed, but we do see Moretz re-enacting the iconic post-prom telekinetic rampage, covered in (presumably) pig’s blood. Carrie gets her revenge on March 15, 2013. [FilmSchoolRejects]