With the recent news that Chloe Moretz is playing the titular role of CARRIE in Kimberly Peirce and Screen Gems' upcoming adaptation of the classic Stephen King tale, the studio has seen fit to slap it with a release date - well before shooting is set to begin. (It also needs a supporting cast, but they can get to that later.)
MARCH 15, 2013 is when CARRIE will be unleashed upon the big screen. At the moment, its only direct competition is a comedy called 21 AND OVER (I'm already assuming that is something not a single one of us cares about). However, arriving one week beforehand is Sam Raimi's OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, while on the following weekend, Bryan Singer's long-delayed JACK THE GIANT KILLER will finally see the light of day.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the updated CARRIE screenplay; the original story goes like this:
In one way or another, everybody abused Carrie. Her fanatical mother forbade this sixteen-year-old misfit everything that was young and fun. She was teased and taunted by her classmates, misunderstood by her teachers, and given up as hopeless by almost everyone.
But Carrie had a secret: she possessed terrifying telekinetic powers that could make inanimate objects move, a lighted candle fall, or a door lock. Carrie could make all kinds of startling bizarre, and malevolent things happen. And so she did one night, when feeling scorned and humiliated...and growing angrier and angrier...she became the vengeful demon who let the whole town feel her power.