The upcoming Carrie remake has delivered its first full-length theatrical trailer today, following on from the first teaser which hit late last year. From the moment the casting announcements were made, pitting Kick-Ass star Chloe Grace Moretz against the brilliant Julianne Moore, the movie has garnered attention from beyond the boundaries of its genre. This latest trailer expands on the talents of Moore and Moretz under the direction of Kimberly Peirce and offers up further insight into the world of Carrie White. You can check it out below.
Where the teaser trailer tempted us with a slow crane shot of the final bloody showdown, the theatrical preview opts for a two-and-a-half minute mini narrative. Peirce’s intentions for the film to remain loyal to Stephen King’s source novel are apparent in the clip. Carrie’s realisation of her telepathy as she sits on her bed surrounded by hovering books and breaking the door to the closet her Mother locks her in are perfect examples of territory that the Brian De Palma flick didn’t touch. This isn’t to say there aren’t parallels between the two. Chunks of dialogue; “I have to learn how to be a whole person, before it’s too late,” and “They’re all gonna laugh at you!” are recognisable from De Palma’s film.
We also get a glimpse of the other noted cast member; Judy Greer as gym teacher Miss Desjardin. The role of Carrie’s PE teacher (renamed Miss Collins in the 1976 flick) emerged from the novel and the first film as somewhat hard to pin down. She acts as Carrie’s confidante who then changes sides at the last minute…or does she? Is it all in Carrie’s mind? It’ll be exciting to see where Greer takes it.
Moretz’s Carrie in the footage seen so far is as lonely and troubled as Sissy Spacek’s Carrie. That is, except one scene in a classroom, when Moretz’s Carrie looks outside to a flag and ceases its waving in the wind…looking evil as all get out. After Stephen King first watched Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of his novel, The Shining, he expressed annoyance that Kubrick pegged Jack Nicholson’s character as pure evil from the start (in the novel, the hotel is evil not Jack.) Will Peirce succeed in marking Carrie’s journey from high-school misfit to firestarter with empathy and belief?
The trailer gives a good flavour of what’s to come and satisfies fans of the pre-existing material by blowing up the ending. Which, if this trailer is to be believed, could be the horror finale King penned in his novel…absolute genius.
Carrie hits the big screen in October.
Source: Den Of Geek