The whole "remaking a classic" thing really frusterates me. It kind of goes back to that whole saying "If it's not broke, don't fix it." When it comes to cinema, unless you have something really interesting and fresh to say, it's better you keep that version of Clockwork Orange to yourself. At least, that's how I felt about the Carrie reboot news.
But Chloë Moretz is one of those promising actresses that's bound to either be a Hollywood success story or known to rank up the DUIs (once she's of age, of course). And who doesn't love Julianne Moore? Now that the first pictures are trickling out, I'm getting a better feeling about this whole situation. Even better- Chloë Moretz has said the film is "a more Black Swan version." COLOR ME INTERESTED...
POW, here's the official synopsis (from ScreenRant via SlashFilm):
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 (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.