The latest Kim Peirce directed remake of Stephen King’s Carrie has had its fair share of detractors so far. Even upon this very site, it has, at times, been viewed with real suspicion and scepticism, with many of the opinion that Brian De Palma’s 1976 version is the pinnacle, as good as it gets, and that every other version will forever remain in its shadow.
However, if you need proof that Peirce means business, then look no further than these recent images published by Entertainment Weekly.
One, shows Julianne Moore in the role of Carrie’s mother (and religious nutjob), Margaret White, while the other shows Chloe Moretz in the iconic “pig blood” shot. There is blood. Lots of blood.
The synopsis is as follows,
Director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry; Stop-Loss) reimagines Stephen King’s best-selling novel for MGM and Screen Gems’ take on the enduring genre classic. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz (Let Me In, Kick-Ass), four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore (Crazy, Stupid, Love; The Kids are Alright), and Judy Greer (The Descendants), CARRIE tells the supernatural tale of a telekinetic teenage girl tormented by her peers. CARRIE is slated for a 2013 theatrical release.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine, is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter, Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
Carrie opens in the US on 15 March, 2013 and on 12 April, here in the UK.
More as it comes but in the meantime, check out the pics below…
SOURCE - Entertainment Weekly