It’s been 36 years since the horror film Carrie has been on the big screen, but get ready because the telekinetically gifted teen is back in 2013.
October is the perfect month for all things spooky and terrifying, so it is quite fitting that MGM and Screen Gems released the teaser trailer for the remake of the 1976 horror film, Carrie. This time around, the social outcast is played by 15-year-old Chloë Grace Moretz while her religiously fanatical mother is played by Julianne Moore.
The movie, based on a book by thriller writer Stephen King, follows the tale of a young misfit with telekinetic powers who torments a town with her gift after the ultimate prank has been pulled on her. The original film, directed by Brian De Palma, landed Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
In the 2013 reboot, the teaser trailer shows the iconic image of Carrie bathed in blood while the rest of the town burns around her. It is merely a glimpse at the modern adaptation directed by Boys Don’t Cry director, Kimberly Peirce.
While the 1976 film still resonates with movie fans, the remake is bound to find an audience, especially since the bullying story line is so timely in today’s society. This adaptation also promises to focus more on King’s original material and flesh out the Carrie White character.
Moretz spoke to MTV about her character at New York Comic Con, where the teaser premiered.
She said, “You start off this broken down adolescent, kind of awkward, gangly girl. She goes from gangly to this beautiful young woman… and it comes back full circle to wanting to be in her mom’s arms. It’s this beautiful circle, which is what happens when you’re growing up.”
It will be interesting to see how author King reacts given that his initial reaction to the remake was, “The real question is why, when the original was so good?”
He also oddly suggested that Lindsay Lohan star as the title character. The truth about the worthiness of the reboot will come out when the film debuts on March 15, 2013.