This year’s remake of Stephen King’s bestselling novel, Carrie will feature Chloe Grace Moretz as the titular Carrie White. This classic horror tale about a shy girl outcast by her peers will once again be revisited. The girl picked on by her peers and sheltered by a religious mother will be pushed to her limits which will unleash her terrifying telekinetic powers. Carrie also stars Julianne Moore, Judy Greer and Gabriella Wilde. Here are some reasons why you should watch this new film, Carrie:
“What You Should Know About This Year’s Carrie Starring Chloe Grace Moretz
Thirty-seven years later, it’s the image movie fans associate most with the original Brian De Palma film, whether they’ve actually seen it or not. So as much as director Kimberly Peirce and her new Carrie, Chloe Moretz, want to chart their own course in the upcoming remake of the 1976 horror classic, they’re also well-aware of the importance of getting moments like this just right.
That means finding their way back to the original source material (Stephen King’s celebrated first novel) in order to update the chilling story for modern audiences, infusing it with new blood without losing any of its timeless impact.
In the 2013 version, Moretz stars in the role that Sissy Spacek first made famous, of a shy outcast pushed over the edge by both her deeply religious mother (now played by Julianne Moore) and high school classmates, unleashing her destructive telekinetic powers.
Moviefone visited the set of the “Carrie” remake in Toronto, where we talked to the cast and crew about making this version their own and how they handled the story’s most iconic elements. Here’s all you need to know about the new “Carrie.”
The Filmmakers Want To Prove Skeptics Wrong
Whenever a new remake is announced, especially of a horror classic like “Carrie,” online message boards light up, declaring sacrilege. But the filmmakers behind the 2013 update understand where those concerns are coming from. After all, they are attempting to remake a twice-Oscar-nominated movie.
Peirce, who’s friends with De Palma, remembered her own initial hesitation about the project, saying, “When the idea first came up I thought, ‘I love Brian. I love Brian’s movie. I don’t know why I would do that.’ “
Moretz seconded that, saying that her first thoughts when she heard the studio would be remaking “Carrie” were, ” ‘Oh God, what does that entail? What type of remake is it gonna be? Is it gonna be a real beautiful movie, or something slasher-y and tentpole-y?’ “
Even executive producer J. Miles Dale’s daughter voiced her doubts. His 15-year-old, a huge fan of classic horror, “was worried when I told her we were remaking this movie,” says Dale. “I love the first one, she loved the first one.”
What ultimately changed their minds was the script, which aimed to be a more faithful adaptation of King’s novel. “When I read the script I just inhaled it,” says Moretz. “I couldn’t imagine anyone else doing this role.”
Peirce agreed, saying, “I fell so deeply in love with Carrie again that regardless of whether there had been another movie, even if it was a movie I loved and respected, this is a story I would make a movie of.”
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Carrie is directed by Kimberly Pierce and is going to be released on October 18th 2013.
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