After bringing some sizzle to the crowds at New York Comic Con over the weekend (read our report here), now everyone else is getting the first taste of “Carrie,” and it’s pretty much what audiences saw in Manhattan. But that doesn’t mean it’s no less impressive.
The teaser zeroes in on the iconic climax of Brian De Palma‘s original, with the the high school burning to the ground. But instead of stopping there, the camera cranes up and takes a gods-eye-view, surveying the entire town, as buildings tumble and burn, and townspeople in voiceover speak aloud their disbelief over what’s happening. And then just as the goosebumps are being sufficiently raised, a girl in a bloody prom dress enters the frame.
“It’s about anybody who has ever been told no, anybody who ever told you, ‘Look, you’re not going to amount to anything, you’re never going to be who you want to be,'” the film’s star Chloe Moretz told MTV about the film which has gained even more currency in the era of bullying awareness. “It’s [a movie] for everybody who has ever been told no. She looks back and goes, ‘Watch me. I’m going to become the person who I want to become. I’m going to become who I need to be.’ “
Promising? You tell us. “Carrie” opens on March 15, 2013. Watch below.