With plenty of superhero, fantasy, and sci-fi projects ready to be showcased at San Diego Comic-Con, there’s still one genre that remains present as well: horror. While past attendees have included Saw, Paranormal Activity, and others, MGM is hoping to lock down some solid promotion for their high-profile remake of Carrie which is on a fast track for next Spring. Already filming in Canada, we’ve seen a few sneak peeks at the characters along with solid plot details, though there are still plenty of questions left unanswered. Now on the eve of Preview Night, the first banner for the upcoming film has been spotted inside the halls of the convention, and it certainly adds an intriguing question along with it.
What’s interesting about the first banner is that while we get somewhat of a first official look at Chloe Moretz as the titular character, there appears to be a Twitter tie-in as well. It’s currently unclear what the hashtag #WhatHappenedToCarrie will lead to, but it certainly sounds ominous as if the film is trying to chronicle the events of the telekinetic character. Early reports had said that Carrie would take on a part found-footage aspect as witnesses to the prom massacre are interviewed, so could the question posed on Twitter tie into a found footage motif as police try to figure out just what happened?
The film takes place in Chamberlain, Maine, the home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Julianne 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.
n 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.
Carrie, directed by Kimberley Peirce and adapted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is schedule to hit theaters on March 13th, 2013.
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