Finally some pics have arrived for the upcoming remake of Carrie starring Chloe Moretz as Carrie White. Entertainment Weekly got their hands on a couple of the very first images of the film and they are absolutely fantastic. If you are even remotely familiar with the classic Stephen King tale then you’ll recognize that the first photo is a pivotal scene in the film, one in which things end very badly for some high school students. The other image is of Julian Moore as the evil mother Margaret White and upon seeing the first photo of her in character you can immediately see why she was chosen for the role because she looks fantastic.
Brian De Palma’s masterful vision of Stephen King’s novel is beloved by horror fans all across the world and once it was announced that Sony Screen Gems would be giving it the remake treatment it sent up a huge red flag for fans. While it may be too early to tell from the first set of images, it looks they are not only staying faithful to the King novel but to De Palma’s vision as well. The cast is quite good from the ground up and with these newest set of photos I think it’s safe to say that Carrie is continuing to move in the right direction.
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.