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New Carrie remake pics are both heartening and soul-destroying

August 24th, 2012 by Marc Comments

The Carrie remake (sigh) is certainly starting to look like it’s faithful to both King’s novel and the De Palma movie…

But sometimes we have to wonder why? Why remake a movie that’s brilliant? And if you must, why remake it so much like the original?! Isn’t that, well, pointless?

Entertainment Weekly has published the first two photos of Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie and Julianne Moore as her mom, Margaret White, in Carrie.

Here’s the press release:
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), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (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 is directed by Kimberly Peirce, and will be released on March 15, 2013

Julianne Moore as Margaret White, Carrie's all-controlling mother

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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