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This first official look at the remake of Carrie is bloody good

08.23.2012

CARRIE is coming, and true to our hope she's as bloody as can be.

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we now have our first clear and concrete look at Chloë Grace Moretz in the title role and Julianne Moore as her mother, with smaller sidebar pictures that help to compare the two to the original portrayals of Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.  Both are rather iconic images to take on with a first showing, but there's something to be said for getting them out of the way right at the start.

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Directed by Kimberly Peirce (BOYS DON'T CRY, STOP-LOSS) from a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Glee," "Big Love"), CARRIE hits your local cinema March 15th, 2013.  I know it says "13th" in the article, but the 13th is also a Wednesday.  Which is a shame, because Friday the 13th would be a great day for a movie like CARRIE to release.

Plot recap: The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White and her daughter Carrie. Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson, but only Chris' best friend, Sue Snell, regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.

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Extra Tidbit: Moretz has had this to say of her take on the character: "Carrie's completely different from me. 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 psychological: more Black Swan."

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2:36PM on 08/24/2012

Who the fuck asked for this?

It's gonna prove to be even more unnecessary than the Total Recall remake. Utter waste of money and talent
It's gonna prove to be even more unnecessary than the Total Recall remake. Utter waste of money and talent
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11:31PM on 08/23/2012
Stupid double post!
Stupid double post!
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11:30PM on 08/23/2012

I'm willing to give it a shot

Chloe Grace Moretz is an excellent actress (I agree with Truheart that she's this generation's Jodie Foster), but I do get the feeling she's wrong for this film simply because she's so pretty. I'm taking a wait-and-see attitude.
Chloe Grace Moretz is an excellent actress (I agree with Truheart that she's this generation's Jodie Foster), but I do get the feeling she's wrong for this film simply because she's so pretty. I'm taking a wait-and-see attitude.
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8:25PM on 08/23/2012

Hmmmm

Not sure what to think here. On one hand I think Chloe is a great young actress who may be her generations Jodie Foster. On the other hand I'm wondering why that picture looks like it was taken outdoors. How exactly will Carrie do the damage that was done in the Brian DePalma original? Makes me think it will be change for the sake of change and to showcase just how much better special effects are now. The problem with that is that being locked in a burning building with no way out is
Not sure what to think here. On one hand I think Chloe is a great young actress who may be her generations Jodie Foster. On the other hand I'm wondering why that picture looks like it was taken outdoors. How exactly will Carrie do the damage that was done in the Brian DePalma original? Makes me think it will be change for the sake of change and to showcase just how much better special effects are now. The problem with that is that being locked in a burning building with no way out is absolutely terrifying. Hitting someone with a tree or staking them with a fence, not so much. Oh well, I'm sure I'll see it anyway but that looks a little disappointing.
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5:12PM on 08/23/2012

what year/period will this be set in?

No, seriously! Who wears that kind of nightie in this day and age?
No, seriously! Who wears that kind of nightie in this day and age?
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11:31PM on 08/23/2012
What part of "deeply religious and conservative" did you not understand?
What part of "deeply religious and conservative" did you not understand?
12:17AM on 08/24/2012
You'd be surprised. I worked at sears last year and we'd get a shitload of these in. We'd sell them mostly to uptight older women in their 50's and old ladies.
You'd be surprised. I worked at sears last year and we'd get a shitload of these in. We'd sell them mostly to uptight older women in their 50's and old ladies.
6:14AM on 08/24/2012
@pablo_super1!, when you put it that way it makes sense thanks
@Stratburst, enlighten me.
@pablo_super1!, when you put it that way it makes sense thanks
@Stratburst, enlighten me.
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3:02PM on 08/23/2012
Big fan of ChloŽ Grace Moretz so I can't wait for this film.
Big fan of ChloŽ Grace Moretz so I can't wait for this film.
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2:51PM on 08/23/2012
EDIT
EDIT
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2:49PM on 08/23/2012
She looks fine. To those who don't think she'll pull it off, two words for you: Heath Ledger.

As for the movie(s), the only definitive source of a true 'Carrie' is the book. So to me the original movie isn't the end all, be all of 'Carrie'.
She looks fine. To those who don't think she'll pull it off, two words for you: Heath Ledger.

As for the movie(s), the only definitive source of a true 'Carrie' is the book. So to me the original movie isn't the end all, be all of 'Carrie'.
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12:33PM on 08/23/2012
Carrie was fat in the book. Is it THAT hard to cast a fat actress? Chloe is going to be gorgeous - she already looks pretty. She's a great actress, sure, but come on. Freak/outcast she is not. At least Sissy Spacek looked like an alien.
Carrie was fat in the book. Is it THAT hard to cast a fat actress? Chloe is going to be gorgeous - she already looks pretty. She's a great actress, sure, but come on. Freak/outcast she is not. At least Sissy Spacek looked like an alien.
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11:01AM on 08/23/2012
Looks interesting, but it's still a totally unnecessary remake. Then again, they usually are.
Looks interesting, but it's still a totally unnecessary remake. Then again, they usually are.
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10:21AM on 08/23/2012

Nope

Sissy Spacek was not a good looking woman, which was a part of it. I will wait until a trailer comes up, but this doesn't look too good.
Sissy Spacek was not a good looking woman, which was a part of it. I will wait until a trailer comes up, but this doesn't look too good.
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10:37AM on 08/23/2012
Exactly. Moretz will likely grow to be a beautiful young woman. Spacek was strange looking. Fit the mold.
Exactly. Moretz will likely grow to be a beautiful young woman. Spacek was strange looking. Fit the mold.
9:32AM on 08/23/2012
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Exactly!!
@ChinoMoreno7
Exactly!!
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9:08AM on 08/23/2012
Why is everyone excited at the notion of a Carrie remake? Am I the only one recognizing this as a bad idea? Chloe Moretz is a good actress but could never match the true creepiness of Spacek. Sorry
Why is everyone excited at the notion of a Carrie remake? Am I the only one recognizing this as a bad idea? Chloe Moretz is a good actress but could never match the true creepiness of Spacek. Sorry
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9:16AM on 08/23/2012
Have you seen Moretz in Let Me In? She pulls of creepy just fine!
Have you seen Moretz in Let Me In? She pulls of creepy just fine!
10:50AM on 08/23/2012
yeah remakes suck but most people move on with their lives. Theres no point in sulking so just enjoy it for what it is and hopfully we get a decent film.
yeah remakes suck but most people move on with their lives. Theres no point in sulking so just enjoy it for what it is and hopfully we get a decent film.
10:57AM on 08/23/2012
God job, Half. 'Sulk' is most definitely the appropriate word used to describe my feelings towards the Carrie remake. God forbid I have a negative opinion concerning the needless remake of a film that had a great effect on me in my youth. I should really move on with my life.
God job, Half. 'Sulk' is most definitely the appropriate word used to describe my feelings towards the Carrie remake. God forbid I have a negative opinion concerning the needless remake of a film that had a great effect on me in my youth. I should really move on with my life.
9:00AM on 08/23/2012

Pretty good...

But nothing compares to that crazy-as-shit look Sissy has on the right there when she gets the pig's blood. It might turn out decent, but the original is so awesome...
But nothing compares to that crazy-as-shit look Sissy has on the right there when she gets the pig's blood. It might turn out decent, but the original is so awesome...
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8:46AM on 08/23/2012
Looks promising.
Looks promising.
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8:39AM on 08/23/2012
Saw this on E! News and was hoping JoBlo would post it! Chloe Grace-Moretz looks very good as the character, I really think this has a chance of being as good as the classic. I also like that Moretz described this take on the story as more "Black Swan" - a great and potentially very frightening direction to take the story in.
Saw this on E! News and was hoping JoBlo would post it! Chloe Grace-Moretz looks very good as the character, I really think this has a chance of being as good as the classic. I also like that Moretz described this take on the story as more "Black Swan" - a great and potentially very frightening direction to take the story in.
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8:25AM on 08/23/2012
Intrigued
Intrigued
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