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First Pics From Chloe Moretz's Carrie
Oh God, Mother! Blood! Blood!

23 August 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

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OK, so that tag-line is from Psycho, but it's apposite here anyway. These new stills from Screen Gems' update of Carrie feature our first official glimpses of Carrie's mother, the God-fearing Margaret White, and of course of her daughter, Carrie herself, as essayed by Chloe Grace Moretz.

It's a fairly standard image of Margaret, in gauzy bride-of-Christ white, although Moore is undoubtedly great casting for the role. But what's interesting here is that Screen Gems have taken the bull by the horns (or the blood bucket by the handle) and decided to lead with the Brian De Palma film's most famous image: Carrie drenched in gore at the high school prom (see below for the Sissy Spacek version). It's a brave decision, and one that's perhaps designed to immediately get those comparisons out of the way. Perhaps future reveals will focus on what's different about the new film, rather that what's the same...

Director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry) says she's, reasonably enough, gone back to the original Stephen King novel for inspiration. But the story has also been modernised. "You have to do that," says Pearce, "in order to bring any great piece of work written in one era [in this case the 1970s] into the next."

Empire friend Chloe meanwhile, has apparently been sleeping in her wardrobe and sewing her own cothes in preparation for the harrowing central role. "Carrie's completely different from me," she'd like to make clear. "It's an out-of-body thing: I'm becoming a totally different person for it. We're really looking into Carrie's mind this time. It's going to be more psycholgical: more Black Swan."

Of the blood-drenching scene she told EW, "We only had like four chances to get it right. That stuff stains your hair..."

Carrie, obviously enough, is shooting right now. It's due out in the UK on April 12 next year.


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Your Comments

Bit of a weird film ...
when i first watched the carrie film i just thought that it was really weird... i got really bored throughout the the start of the film, but the fact that chloe moretz is carrie in the remake may be intresting because she is a great actress. however i hope that for this remake the director strides towards some new adaptations for the film, but also hope that they do not alter the storyline indefinently. More

Posted by Laurah Flame at 15:29 on 26 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Pointless!
I wonder how Nolan would treat a Stephen King story..... More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 08:23 on 24 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Pointless!
I agreed with you on the first line, then you digressed into silly nostalgia. The Spacek version entirely ruined the story by making it all horror, nothing else. The idea of "getting into Carrie's mind" is something I highly approve of. I always pictured Carrie as a sad lonely Jean Grey, with no control of her powers when they erupt. I am really looking forward to this long overdue remake. More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 08:21 on 24 August 2012 | Report This Post

Pointless!
Carrie is not really supposed to be a scary horror, it's more of a tragedy with horror elements. DePalma's version is spot on and near flawless with his unique and brilliant film making skills at the height. He captured the story perfectly and Sissy Spacek's performance is perfect and brilliant as is Piper Laurie as the demented mother. This is a pointless remake and another example of Holloywood desperate for ideas and clutching at straws! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 22:42 on 23 August 2012 | Report This Post

Have to say, i don't get the appeal of the original. I recognize the appeal, just don't enjoy it like other films. That said, interested to see how this remake turns out, mostly just to see if they stay true to the opening, something I genuinely can't see happening in this day and age. More

Posted by clarkkent at 18:15 on 23 August 2012 | Report This Post

One of the most boring horror movies ever...
...and also one of the most overrated. Who needs a remake of this anyway? More

Posted by kielerkai at 17:30 on 23 August 2012 | Report This Post

I didn't like Carrie
...coz it was proper scary (and sad) as a kid, and the ending fucked my shit up. I like Chloe Moritz and I think she's intelligent and brave enough to bring the part, but overall I'm guessing the remake won't be half as powerful as the original. More

Posted by BatSpider at 11:23 on 23 August 2012 | Report This Post

I didn't like Carrie
...coz it was proper scary (and sad) as a kid, and the ending fucked my shit up. I like Chloe Moritz and I think she's intelligent and brave enough to bring the part, but overall I'm guessing the remake won't be half as powerful as the original. More

Posted by BatSpider at 11:18 on 23 August 2012 | Report This Post

Do you think they used corn syrup? More

Posted by Whistler at 11:18 on 23 August 2012 | Report This Post

Does Chloe Have "Dirty Pillows" In This One?
I like Chloe Moretz a lot, it will be horrible watching her getting bullied by those awful girls in this movie. Even when Carrie gets her revenge, it still feels like a hollow victory. I don't watch the Sissy Spacek version at all because it's just a very depressing movie with people being shitty to one another. More

Posted by BenTramer at 11:16 on 23 August 2012 | Report This Post

No matter how many I see that image of Sissy Spacek drenched in blood, it still gives me the eaaby jeaabies!! I'm actually looking forward to this, as I think the film is ripe for a remake BUT I do disagree with the line "in order to bring any great piece of work written in one era he next.". I can understand the move to bring it into the modern era, but I'd actually like to see more films set during the 70's. Dunno why; just my thought of the day!! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 10:57 on 23 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Pics From Chloe Moretz's Carrie
Good god Sissy Spacek is ugly! This is gonna be a HUGE improvement just on the cast alone More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 10:54 on 23 August 2012 | Report This Post

Give us a trailer...
Chloe Moretz is one of a few young actresses who are seriously talented these days, along with Saoirse Ronan...I'm sure she'll be great. But I'll still miss the split screens though(if they don't use that effect in the new one). More

Posted by ronniem at 10:17 on 23 August 2012 | Report This Post

The one thing this comparison does is highlight how good Sissy Spacek's casting was. Her look typified 'outsider' and was slightly alien which served the character perfectly. Chloe's a great actress but it might be hard to replicate that quality for this copy... More

Posted by TOPOI at 09:24 on 23 August 2012 | Report This Post

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