If you’re a diehard horror fan, the word “remake” makes your stomach turn, but if you are the casual viewer or have a stomach made of steel, the first images of the upcoming “Carrie” remake have been released. The film stars Chloe Grace Moretz in the title role and Julianne Moore as her wacko mother, which will hopefully redeem this needless remake to some degree.
I can feel the collective weary sigh of true horror fans everywhere.
The original features Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, both of which received Oscar nominations — for a horror film. Read that line again, folks — Spacek, Laurie, Oscar nominations, and horror all in the same sentence. Now add into the mix that the 1976 original was directed by Brian DePalma.
Yes, Brian freakin’ DePalma — the guy who also brought us “Dressed to Kill,” “Blowout,” “Scarface,” Femme Fatale”… okay, strike that last one, but with a record like that, we can forgive one bomb in the bunch. This is the director they feel needs the remake treatment.
Excuse me for moment while I go bang my head against a wall.
Of the infamous blood bath scene, Moretz told Entertainment Weekly “We only have, like, four chances to get it right. Because that stuff stains your hair.”
So, like, get it right on the first take, sister.
EW also reports this version will be “more modern and character-focused,” because the original certainly had no character development and was so action-driven.
The film is scheduled to be released on March 15, 2013.