I have been waiting for the first trailer of director Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie reboot to get a look into the update adaptation. Frankly. I was not disappointed. Screen Gems and MGM have officially released the first full trailer for the film that features Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort and Julianne Moore. Continue reading
Sony Picture has announced that they have delayed the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, Carrie. The film was originally supposed to be released on March 15th but has been pushed back seven months to October 18th.
There is no word on why the film has been pushed back so far, but given the horror movie setting that is Carrie, releasing near Halloween doesn’t seem like a bad idea for the studio. The project has been generating buzz over the last few months as posters and teasers have been steadily released online. Halloween seems like the ideal time of the year for the film to hit theaters.
Carrie stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort and Julianne Moore.
In a small town of Chamberlain, Maine, teenager Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz), is a lonely and awkward high school girl who is constanly bullied by her peers led by the popular mean girl, Chris Hargensen (Portia Doubleday), at school and abused by the hands of her religious mother, Margaret White (Julianne Moore) at home. After participanting in mean prank towards Carrie, Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde), regrets their action and tries to make amends with Carrie by asking her popular boyfriend, Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie starts to form a friendship with her gym teacher, Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer), who tries in vain to protect Carrie from Chris and her peers.
However, Chris, her boyfriend, Billy Nolan (Alex Russell), and their friends hatch a plan to humiliate Carrie at the prom. However, Carrie uses her telekinetic power for revenge.
The Kimberly Pierce directed adaptation is set to be more of direct remake of the original novel rather than a remake of the cult classic 1976 film.
If you believe there’s no horror quite like the classics, then buckle your seat belts, because the King of scary is returning you to the world of Carrie. I’m sure you have heard by now that the iconic supernatural thriller is getting a reboot. The new Carrie is joining the internet age. Filmmakers have launched an official Facebook page.
Author Stephen King had cause to celebrate on Friday, September 21st. That date marked his 65th birthday! A little known factoid has been released in lieu of all the horror-themed goodness. King’s fictional character, Carrie, shares the same birthday. The Facebook page, in fact, featured a lovely little boon for fans. It’s a copy of Carrie’s birth certificate! How cool is that? Of course the document comes out of the state of Maine, where a majority of King’s stories take place. Also, it seems Carrie was born one Carrietta White, no middle name listed. The bundle of joy entered the world at seven pounds, one ounce.
The new film will scare audiences beginning in Spring of next year. This time around Chloe Moretz is acting the title role and Julianne Moore is her mother. In the story, Carrie is a pretty shy, solitary high-school girl, being raised by very religious mother. When Carrie’s peers play a traumatic practical joke on her senior prom, she unleashes some wicked retribution thanks to secret telekinetic abilities.
Carrie was King’s first novel and was first published in 1974. The first film adaptation followed in 1976. There was even a wild sequel in 1999 called The Rage: Carrie 2.
The new adaptation directed by Kimberly Peirce. The screenplay came from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Chloe Moretz is a natural choice for this role. I don’t imagine it was difficult to choose her. Horror seems to be imbued in her DNA. The young actress has already appeared in The Amityville Horror, Wicked Little Things, Hallowed Ground, and Let Me In, the American version of Let the Right One In. She was pretty creepy in 2009’s Not Forgotten. You probably didn’t hear about that one. It starred Simon Baker, TV’s Mentalist, and Paz Vega. Moretz is their daughter. The film depicts Santa Muerta. Yikes!
So, apart from checking out the new Carrie‘s Facebook page, how did Stephen King pass his 65th birthday? He released a sequel to another of his classics! No joke. The Shining, part two, is titled Doctor Sleep, and you can buy the new book starting today, September 24th.
The new book picks up with the life of survivor Danny Torrance, some thirty years after the events which took place at the Overlook Hotel. You can bet he’s still haunted. If we’re lucky, this book will get a book adaptation of its own.
I’d say King has quite a bit for which to be proud. He has published at least fifty novels, including seven under the pen-name of Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books, my favorite of which is On Writing, one of the best books on the craft available to date. He is still married to his wife, Tabitha King, to whom he first dedicated Carrie, and has three children, Naomi, Joe, and Owen.
With most of the major cast members already set for the upcoming adaptation of “Carrie” two more actresses have been added to the list. It was recently announced that Portia Doubleday and Judy Greer have joined the cast of MGM and Screen Gems’ remake of Stephen King’s Carrie.
Doubleday will play antagonist Chris Hargensen the mean-spirited popular girl who torments Carrie and later comes up with the plan to further humiliate her at the prom. Greer will play the gym teacher, Miss Desjardin, the sympathetic gym teacher that aids Carrie in the gym locker room. In the famed cult classic 1976 adaptation by Brian DePalma, the role of Chris was played by Nancy Allen and the gym teacher was played by Betty Buckley.
Director, Kim Peirce, has described this incarnation as an adaptation of the novel rather than remake of the De Palma film.
Other cast members include: Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) as Carrie White, Julianne Moore will play Carrie’s religious mother, and Gabriella Wilde will play Sue Snell.
The official synopsis for King’s 1974 novel follows:
“The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom.”
For those wishing to relive the 1976 horror film, or see it for the first time, here’s the trailer:
You can also see the trailer for 2002 remake below:
The rumor mill has been swirling for months about who will play Carrie’s mother in the upcoming Carrie remake. It was reportedly between Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore. It was reported last week that Moore was offered the role and Deadline confirmed that she has accepted.
Carrie’s mother is abusive towards her, using her fundamental christian values to keep her from experiencing the world, and being a teenager.
Moore will be starring along side Chloe Moretz, who is playing the titular character.
Deadline has also reported that Gabriella Wilde, who recently starred in The Three Musketeers, is in talks to take the role of Sue Snell.
Carrie is based on the novel written by famed horror author Stephen King, originally published in 1974. The plot revolves around the titular Carrie, a high school girl who is bullied by the other students in her school. She uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on all those who tease her.
It is one of the most frequently banned books in United States schools. Much of the book is written in an epistolary structure, through newspaper clippings, magazine articles, letters, and excerpts from books.
There have already been several adaptation of the novel, the 1976 film being the most well known and praised.
The film has been said to be less of a remake of the 1976 Brian De Palma film and more of a re-adaptation of the original text.
Shooting for the upcoming adaptation begins next month under the direction of Kimberly Peirce. It is said that it will be released March 2013.
ComingSoon recently interviewed young actress Chloe Moretz and she gave us an update about her upcoming project, a reboot of the novel and 1976 film. Originally written by Stephen King, the novel was made into an incredibly well received film by Brian De Palma.
The novel follows young Carrie who takes revenge on the students who bully her using her telekinetic powers. Blood and massive amounts of death ensue.
The reboot is coming from director Kimberly Peirce who has stated that the project will be a more direct remake of the novel rather than the film.
Peirce has said regarding her adaptation:
I’m actually not looking at the original,” she says, “even though De Palma’s movie was one of the best movies ever made. It’s completely iconic and I’m proud to be able to be doing a retooling of it. We’re kind of going off the book. It’s darker and much more psychological. More ‘Black Swan.’ You’re really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It’s set in modern time, so it’s a lot different.”
Moretz will star as the titular character, Carrie. She begins work on the film in June and has nothing but good things to say about Peirce.
I start that June 1st. […] It’s going to be very well done. I don’t want to jinx it, but [Peirce] is a genius, genius, genius director. I would never do it with someone that I don’t trust. I trust her more than a lot of the directors I’ve worked with. She’s the right woman for the job.”
The role of Margaret White, Carrie’s mother in the story, was played by Piper Laurie in the original movie version. This time around, rumor has it that Julianne Moore has been offered the role, but there is no word on whether she has accepted the part.
Moretz has also offered a glimpse into how she will be playing the role that is so different than her own personality.
It’s something that’s very different from me,” Moretz says of Carrie’s wardrobe. “It’s an out of body thing. I’m becoming a totally different person for it. I’m letting go of all of my self-esteem issues and just kind of going into it. You have to.”
After the fan made teaser poster, which you can see above, made its way to Peirce and Moretz, the director and actress became even more excited for the project to begin shooting in a month. The poster came from Pierre-Luc Boucher and his DeviantArt page.
That was a cool poster!” Moretz laughs. “Kim sent that to me. She said, ‘Oh my god, you’ve got to look at this. It’s really, really, really cool!’ We both felt so pumped. Now we’re chomping at the bit to get in there.”
Carrie is set to be released in theaters on March 15th, 2013.
Chloe Moretz, the who played Hit Girl in the ultra-violent Kick-Ass film is getting ready for the high school prom. The 15-year-old actress has won the lead role in the latest adaptation of Carrie. No, not the CW’s “The Carrie Files”; the prequel pilot for “Sex and the City”. It’s actually for the cult classic horror story according to reports from Deadline.
The film however is not being touted as a remake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 horror film. Instead the film is currently being sold as a new adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name; the first one he ever published actually.
The story is about a young high school girl with telekinetic powers. A mixture of a sheltered home life, lack of social skills, and an escalating harassment from bullies causes her to flip out and take revenge on them. Every single one of them. It’s basically a Columbine shooting with super powers but much before it’s time. Not to make too light of it, both are considered scenarios are horrors afterall.
Moretz already has quite the impressive resume. Having started in 2004, the popularity of Moretz continues to grow. Not including the film Carrie, Moretz currently is in six other films that are in pre-production. Having recently co-starred in Hugo with Asa Butterfield, I’m more surprised that Moretz didn’t land a role aside him in the upcoming awesome known as Ender’s Game. I think Moretz would have made a proper Petra Arkanian. Somehow, casting thought it more suitable to cast the girl from True Grit (Hailee Steinfeld) over Hit Girl. While still awesome, the Charles Bronson with pigtails still would have won in a real fight; Hit Girl is obviously more dangerous than snakes.
Moretz was actually in competition for the role of Carrie. She was up against a range of young actresses that included Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, Bella Heathcote, and Haley Bennett. According to Vulture, 24 year old Bennett was actually Moretz’s top competition. Wow. Hollywood actually cast a high school aged kid to play a high school aged kid.
While Moretz is still unsigned, the actress is already tweeting her excitement about the new job.
“Never been so happy in my life!”
“Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!”
The Kimberly Pierce that Moretz is referring to, will be directing this adaptation for MGM.
Speaking of tweeting, aside from the cultural and technological differences in era, this new adaptation won’t be as close to the book as the original film. If Hollywood is to bring it up to date, there will be iPads, smart phones and more of a contemporary feel. The special effects will be off the charts, but how will the current technology add to an already great movie that couldn’t be done with corn syrup and red dye?
Dad: “What’s the matter son? You knock up another girl at school?”
Highskoolbullie: “Sum1s killin evry1 @ prom”
Highskoolbullie: “tht grrl welaf@ wnt crzy n’now imtrappd call hlep!”
Dad: “Was that English? If you can’t take the time to message me properly or sober up, I’m going to cut off both your cell phone and booze privileges.”
Dad: It makes you sound like an idiot.
Dad: Sweetie, this is Mommy. If you continue to text like this, everyone’s going to laugh at you.
Dad: See you in the morning son.
It’s almost as if Hollywood wants to be reminded that this was already done in 1999. The movie was called The Rage: Carrie 2, and I think it’s being treated the same way everyone else remembers Highlander 2: The Quickening and The Next Karate Kid; maybe even Schumacher’s nipple filled Batman & Robin. Basically it didn’t happen and everyone wants to forget it.
When people mention Stephen King movies, there is one that is always brought up: Carrie. It was memorable, it was thrilling, and it had a great cast. And now we might get to see a new remake of the book/film thanks to MGM. Continue reading