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First Official & Bloody Look At Chloe Moretz & Julianne Moore In Kimberly Peirce’s ‘Carrie’ Remake

First Official & Bloody Look At Chloe Moretz & Julianne Moore In Kimberly Peirce's 'Carrie' Remake

It would seem that, for whatever reason, folks are more curious than wary about Kimberly Peirce‘s remake of Brian De Palma‘s classic adaptation of Stephen King‘s “Carrie.” Whatever the outcome may be, we’re guessing that curiosity will continue to win out with the arrival of the impressive first official look at Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore, who’ll be starring as timid high-schooler Carrie White and her fundamentalist mother Margaret respectively — roles portrayed in De Palma’s originally by Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.

Moretz already has strong horror remake genes, having starred in Matt Reeves‘ “Let Me In,” a re-do of Tomas Alfredsson‘s Swedish film “Let The Right One In,” and described Peirce’s new take on King’s tale as “more like the book. It’s a more ‘Black Swan‘ version—it messes with your mind. You’ll see things, and you don’t know if you’ve seen them.” A more psychological depiction of the story? So far, so good.

“Carrie” centers on the titular high schooler who unleashes her telekinetic powers after being pushed too far by her fundamentalist mother and fellow school mates at prom. Judy Greer co-stars as empathetic teacher Miss Collins with Portia Doubleday playing Chris Hargensen, Alex Russell as Billy Nolan and Gabriella Wilde as Sue Snell.  The film lands on March 13, 2013. [EW/ComingSoon]

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Archer Slyce

So, Sony will give a first look of both Evil dead and Carrie at the New York Comic Con … interesting.

Tom

No shower scene, no deal.

Zack

Also, if they were really hewing closer to the book, Carrie's supposed to be overweight and have acne and thinning hair. So I'm guessing they mean "closer to the book" the same way Tim Burton meant it when he kept repeating that while he was promoting "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory", i.e. "We're deviating from the book as much as the first movie did, but we don't want you to think we have nothing new to offer because we would very much like your money, if that's okay."

ArcherSlyce

The book is far from being King's best work, its pseudo-scientific approach (telekinesis et al.) tends to ruin the whole thing. Which is why De Palma's take on the book was great… it's no just visually stunning, it deals with what really matters in the original story (namely that bullying thing, the relationship between Carrie and her mother). So I don't see why they should get closer to the book. Another common thing with remakes is that we tend to read the very same arguments and every press release is a carbon copy of the others… we're reworking the thing … we're re re-imagining it. Hell for some reason kids discovering Carrie and Suspiria seems to think they have something to do with Black Sawn ! In any case, granted we only have two pictures to look at right now … but common they look exactly like the original.

Zack

OHMIGOD SPOILERS YOUSE GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also, wow, nice big-ass cross on Julianne Moore, just so we know she's a religious fundamentalist, which will presumably not be established in any other way. I guess if they already got you to go to a remake of "Carrie", it's kind of their prerogative to assume you're a moron.

Taylor

Looks awful.

james

What's the f-king point? What's the f-king point? What's the f-king point?!!

Stop it Hollywood. STOP. IT.

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