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.
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.
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