Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Brian De Palma’s classic adaptation of Carrie, based on Stephen King’s novel, is due in US cinemas this tomorrow, but here in the UK we will have to wait a little longer to see it. There have been no press screenings for the film, apart from a small screening of the film at the New York Comic-Con last weekend, so no one knows if this is actually any good or not. My prediction is that it will be superb, but time will tell.
A new clip has been released, and although extremely short, we get to see Julianne Moore playing Carrie’s (Chloe Grace Moretz) Mother, acting all mental. A small bunch of new images have also been revealed, which include a look at the recreation of the infamous shower scene from the original. You will find the clip and images below.
MGM and Screen Gems’ Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher (Public Enemies). J. Miles Dale (The Vow) serves as executive producer, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love) wrote the script from King’s original story. Carrie’s creative team includes Director of Photography Steve Yedlin (Looper), Production Designer Carol Spier (Eastern Promises), Costume Designer Luis Sequeira (The Thing), and Editor Lee Percy (Boys Don’t Cry).
Carrie arrives in UK cinemas November 29th.
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
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 (Judy 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.