After months in the works, the bloody classic from mutliple decades ago Carrie is returning to the big screen with a new take on the horror tale. Though Brian De Palma’s bloody classic still lives on, it’s the upcoming redux that will seek to be more faithful to Stephen King’s original novel. With Chloe Moretz playing the titular supernatural high schooler, it’s time for the marketing to begin before the prom night massacre arrives in March. Tonight, MGM has debuted the first trailer for the remake and though it doesn’t give much the voiceovers certainly hint that Carrie’s destruction will be told in flashback form.
Welcome to 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.
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.
Carrie, directed by Kimberley Peirce and adapted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is scheduled to hit theaters on March 13th, 2013.