movie news: First poster for Carrie remake

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movie news: First poster for Carrie remake

If you didn’t know they were doing a remake of the classic 1976 horror film Carrie then… oh. Sorry to be the one to break the news to you.

Yes it’s true, the plunder of classic horror film titles continues. The remake is imaginatively entitled… Carrie. I suppose it could be worse. It could be Carrie 3D.

Ah no. I’m not actually that down on the whole idea.

Ok, I kind of am because, like many, I yearn to see original films. The truth is though, this isn’t the worst idea out here. Carrie’s a great film but I’m finding it much harder to understand the upcoming Texas Chainsaw 3D. The original film inspired hundreds of not-all-that-dissimilar films. You can probably find a clone of Texas Chainsaw Massacre in cinemas most every year. I can’t imagine what a new version will bring to the table. Carrie is, at least, less known.

There even reasons to look forward to it. ChloĆ« Grace Moretz is playing Carrie, possibly an obviously choice after her turn in Let Me In but that’s not a bad thing. Also, reports from the teaser trailer shown at NY Comic Con two days ago were rather postive. The one thing I was hoping was that this would be an updated version. A remake set in the same era, I think, would be rather pointless… and it sounds like that’s the route they’ve gone down.

Maybe this will turn out to be a good idea after all.

The Carrie remake is set for US cinemas on 15 March 2013 and Irish cinemas just under a month later on 12 April 2013. I don’t know when they’ll be releasing the trailer to the general public, soon presumably, but for the moment we’ll have to be content with the poster.

So here you go.

Carrie is releasing in Irish cinemas on 12 April 2013

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    MunirOctober 25, 2012 - 7:19 pm

    I love the original and Sissy Spacek IS the original. Sissy Spacek isn’t a mainstream beauty but an odd one. She was a bit otherworldy to begin with. It really made Carrie believable and I really empathised with her, her horror and anger. She looked absolutely freaky covered in that pig’s blood, with those huge almond-shaped eyes and cheekbones you could cut glass with.

    Now I am judging long before actually seeing her in action, but Chloe Grace actually looks too “mainstream” to me. She doesn’t look odd or outcast enough or ‘wallflower’ enough. Everything is going to hinge on how well she can act the part of a socially awkward girl.

    You are totally correct about the potentially massive mistake of not contemporising the movie. There are lots of new avenues for cruelty like cyber-bullying through Facebook. A great opportunity perhaps to poke at the messages the ‘big media’ sells to young girls like Bratz dolls and being skinny and rich before you’re out of your teens by winning reality talent shows.

    I think I had a point somewhere.

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