Carrie remake teaser trailer online
A teaser trailer for the remake of Carrie has arrived online and it looks like her powers have been upped Resident Evil style for not only has she destroyed a building, it looks like she's set the entire town on fire.
There isn't much to the teaser and I have to hope that this is just a set-up for the teaser and nothing more, but it does look to have gone far beyond the original. She's much more of a Firestarter in this teaser.
The original film version of Stephen King's novel Carrie was back in 1976, the new Carrie now stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie and Julianne Moore as her overly religious and protective mother. This new version has a script from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and is directed by Kimberly Peirce. Aguirre-Sacasa has written for the television series Big Love and Glee with Peirce known well for Boys Don't Cry and Stop-Loss, it's an interesting mix of career for the film, but Pierce is a great choice of director for it.
Here's the official blurb for the film:
A re-imagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King.
The teaser...well let me allow you to watch it before I go into it. Here is the Carrie teaser through TrailerAddict:
It is a teaser for the trailer without a doubt, but I do hope the set-up here is merely for the teaser and to allow us to see that she has a great deal of power in the closing moments other than the other option that is going through my head.
I'm concerned that rather than stay with the original idea that she is a girl with telekinetic powers that come the end of the film she's going to start destroying the town with powers that belong more in a post-apocalyptic film rather than keeping the story focussed on the girl.
It does suggest something much bigger for the ending of Carrie, but then it is just a teaser and it is just setting the tone for the trailer. With that in mind it is a good tone.