Kimberly Peirce on Carrie

Posted: January 14, 2014, 08:48
“I did change things. It may not have been as much as some people wanted. But you have a book that’s very specific in time and place and how it represents some things. It’d be challenging to change a lot of things and still have the story work. I understand why you can’t wholeheartedly change the whole thing. I was hired on a green-lit movie, and there’s not a lot of time. You change as much as you can while you’re shooting.”

- Kimberly Peirce on Carrie

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Carrie with a new ending

Posted: December 5, 2013, 14:23
January 14th 2014 the remake of Carrie will be released on DVD and blu-ray with a new ending.

The DVD and Blu-ray carry these extras:
•featurette “Bringing Back Carrie“
•and “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise.”

The Blu-ray adds:
•an alternate ending
•deleted and extended scenes with commentary by director Kimberly Peirce
•commentary by director Kimberly Peirce
•and “The Power of Telekinesis.”

Thanks to Herbert West and Ari

Carrie action figure...

Posted: November 30, 2012, 15:16
NECA continue their domination of the horror plastics universe with two new action figures from the upcoming Carrie remake (releasing March 15, 2013) with Chloë Grace Moretz (Hit Girl) in the title role. The 7-inch figure duo make up a sort of before and depicting the moment just before being crowned Prom Queen...and one right after, drenched in pig's blood and gearing up TO tear some students apart with her freaky mind powers. The latter is sure to be a sought after piece for horror fans...unless they are King/De Palma purists, in which case they can sit there with their frowny faces and leave the plastics for the rest of us. The pair are said to drop (individually) late January. That's late Feb/early March for those in the US.

I like the "after" one but not the "before"...

Carrie Panel

The NYCC crowd got an exclusive first look at Carrie‘s teaser trailer, which begins with a helicopter shot showing the school gym on fire, but then shows a trail of destruction leading throughout Carrie‘s small town…ending with a close-up on a blood-covered Moretz. The teaser features a cacophony of voices talking about Carrie — including the memorable line “She wasn’t some monster. She was just a girl.” — implying, perhaps, that the remake would adhere close to the structure of King’s original novel, which was written in a pseudo-epistolary style. (Brian De Palma’s original Carrie film in the late ’70s jettisoned that structure in favor of a more straightforward linear narrative.)

Description of the teaser.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma, Ari and Herbert West

Carrie: Behind the scene

Posted: July 27, 2012, 00:10
It looks like behind the scenes footage from the Carrie remake found its way onto the Internet earlier today. No one seems to know how but once the production found out about it it’s gone. I didn’t get a chance to see it myself and now I can’t find it anywhere but from what I understand the Carrie looks a tiny bit too pretty…

Moretz talks Carrie

Posted: June 19, 2012, 07:31
Here is how Chloe Moretz describes the new version of Carrie:

“I am changing everything about me—my hair, my look,” Moretz tells Vanity Fair. “I’m doing my own take on [the character]. The script is totally different from the [original]. It’s more like the book. It’s a more Black Swan version—it messes with your mind. You’ll see things, and you don’t know if you’ve seen them.”

More here.

More Carrie casting

Posted: June 19, 2012, 07:29
Dread Central reports that Portia Doubleday and Judy Greer will join the cast of Carrie

MGM and Screen Gems have confirmed that Portia Doubleday and Judy Greer will join the cast of Carrie. Doubleday will play Chris Hargensen with Greer as Miss Desjardin, the gym teacher. They join the previously announced Julianne Moore as Margaret White, Carrie's mom, Gabriella Wilde in the role of Sue Snell, Alex Russell, Ansel Elgort, and of course Chloe Moretz in the title role.

Look for Kim Peirce's Carrie to be in theatres on March 15, 2013.

More Carrie casting

Posted: May 28, 2012, 12:56
The cast of the upcoming Carrie remake continues to fill out and now we hear that Judy Greer (The Village) is up for the role of the gym teacher and Ivana Baquero (Pan’s Labyrinth) is in talks to play a “sexy bad girl” named Chris.

That gives us (not confirmed roles included):

- Chloe Moretz as Carrie White
- Julianne Moore as Margaret White
- Gabriella Wilde as Sue Snell
- Ansel Elgort as Sue’s boyfriend
- Alex Russell as the school bully
- Judy Greer as the gym teacher
- Ivana Baquero as Chris

Thanks to Daily Dead

Chloe Moretz talks Carrie remake

Posted: April 30, 2012, 23:40
Chloe Moretz talked about theremake of Carrie recentley:

"We're kind of going off the book," the 15-year-old actress continued. "It's darker and much more psychological. More 'Black Swan'. You're really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It's set in modern time, so it's a lot different."

During the chat, the "Hugo" star also spilled the beans that she will undergo a very drastic physical transformation to portray Carrie White. "It's something that's very different from me," she confessed. "It's an out of body thing. I'm becoming a totally different person for it. I'm letting go of all of my self-esteem issues and just kind of going into it. You have to."

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Kimberly Peirce talkes Carrie

Posted: April 17, 2012, 00:15
Kimberly Peirce whos doing the remake of Carrie had the following to say about her version:

I am also modernizing the story as one has to in order to bring any great piece of work written in one era into the next and especially given how very relevant this material is right now.

Chloe is going deep into character to get this right....sewing her own dresses, spending time in her closet....and so much more....Thanks for all the great wishes. We are on it! And privileged to be working with such great source material.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Carrie returns in 2013

Posted: April 12, 2012, 22:44
Shock till you drop reports that the remake of Carrie is set for a March 15, 2013 release:

It was revealed late last month that Chloe Moretz will be playing the title role in Kim Peirce's upcoming remake of the Stephen King novel, Carrie. The project, from director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry, Stop-Loss) is now set for release on March 15, 2013.

The new version of Carrie, to be scripted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is said to be less a remake of the De Palma film and more a re-adaptation of the original text.

Chloe Moretz is Carrie

Posted: March 27, 2012, 23:17
Toronto Sun released this news today:

Child star Chloe Moretz has landed the leading role in a movie remake of Stephen King’s chilling horror tale Carrie.

The Hugo actress, 15, will portray possessed teenager Carrie White in the supernatural film, taking on the part made famous by a young Sissy Spacek in director Brian De Palma's classic 1976 adaptation.

Filmmaker Kim Pierce will direct the new project and Moretz is thrilled at the prospect of bringing Carrie to a new generation.

In a post on Tuesday, she writes, "Never been so happy in my life! Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime i will never forget!"

Author King's bestselling novel was also turned into a TV movie in 2002.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Carrie casting...

Posted: March 25, 2012, 23:54
The Daily Dead have some interesting info that says that Chloë Moretz (left) and Haley Bennett (right) are the two actresses being considered for the role of Carrie in the planed remake. They also say that a high-profile actress might play Carrie’s mother and mentioned actresses are Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore.

Read more here.

Carrie remade...again

Posted: January 4, 2012, 23:48
reports that Kimberly Peirce has been hired to direct a remake of Carrie.

Kimberly Peirce has been hired to direct a remake Stephen King‘s Carrie. Peirce made her name with the 1999 indie film Boys Don’t Cry which featured an Oscar-winning performance from Hilary Swank.

This summer, MGM and Screen Gems announced that they hired Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, a playwright who was recently brought onto the troubled Broadway production Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, to pen the new script based on King’s first published work. Aguirre-Sacasa also writes comics for Marvel including their graphic representation of Stephen King’s The Stand, so he’s certainly familiar with King’s work. He worked on several seasons of HBO’s Big Love, but his will be his first screenplay. Deadline reports that Aguirre-Sacasa’s take is “more faithful to the King book, and more grounded than the Brian De Palma-directed film.” This story definitely seems more within Peirce’s best abilities.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Hailee Steinfeld as Carrie?

Posted: June 3, 2011, 00:23
Rumors say that Hailee Steinfeld is the ‘top candidate’ to star in a rebooted adaptation of Stephen King‘s early novel Carrie.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Fox as Carrie?

Posted: May 25, 2011, 08:29
Looks like there is some interest in the remake of Carrie after all. Dread Central had the following report:

According to MovieWeb a source close to the one-dimensional acting goddess that is Megan Fox claims that she is more than a little interested in playing the role.

"Megan is a huge fan of the original and would love the chance to play the lead. She's 25 now, but she's sure she could still do justice to teenage Carrie. She's told her people to make it happen."

King comments on the remake of Carrie

Posted: May 20, 2011, 20:48
King has commented on the remake of Carrie and he is very clear as to who he wants to see as Carrie... The following is from Talk Stephen King:

EW has a great quote from King about news of the Carrie remake. Like all of us, I think he's left scratching his head as to why such a project is necessary. In fact, he says the movie was better than the book!

King says, “I’ve heard rumblings about a Carrie remake, as I have about The Stand and It. Who knows if it will happen? The real question is why, when the original was so good? I mean, not Casablanca, or anything, but a really good horror-suspense film, much better than the book. Piper Laurie really got her teeth into the bad-mom thing."

And then there's this wonderful gem: "Although Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White… hmmm. It would certainly be fun to cast.”

Third time's the charm?

Posted: May 20, 2011, 11:13
MGM and Screen Gems just announced that they’re going to team up and remake Stephen King‘s Carrie. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa who also writes the script for Marvel's The Stand comic will pen the new script based on King’s first published work.

Read the full news here.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson