The CARRIE Remake Adds Julianne Moore!!
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The more this MGM remake of CARRIE comes together, the more intriguing it becomes with the choices being made.
While there is no denying that there's a certain amount of skepticism built into the idea of redoing this adaptation of Stephen King's work again (the TV movie didn't go so well), the talent involved in it is enough to raise your eyebrows and have you consider that maybe, just maybe they can make this into something really good.
Julianne Moore is now official, having accept the role of Margaret White, the mother of Carrie, a part which earned Piper Laurie a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination back in 1977. Deadline also reports that Gabriella Wilde, whose lone notable role was as Constance Bonacieux in Paul W.S. Anderson's THE THREE MUSKETEERS, has also been locked up for the film, set to play popular girl Sue Snell, who was originally played by Amy Irving in Brian De Palma's original.
A tremendous cast does not necessarily make a film, as DARK SHADOWS proves, but with filmmaker Kimberly Peirce calling the shots and Chloe Moretz in the lead, now with Julianne Moore attempted to follow-up Laurie's memorable turn, there's enough to be hopeful about here that, if a CARRIE remake is indeed happening, the least they can do is do it well.
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May 14, 2012, 9 a.m. CST
May 14, 2012, 9:01 a.m. CST
May 14, 2012, 9:02 a.m. CST
by Jaster Mareel
Always, always, ALWAYS post hot picks of female casting.
May 14, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST
May 14, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST
by The Shropshire Slasher
Still no need to remake it.
May 14, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST
May 14, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST
Thank God. The talent behind this has mellowed my thoughts on the remake, though I still have to wonder why. I mean Hell, Star Wars and Close Encounters were released in 77 too, and Jaws is 3 years older, but no one's ever contemplated remaking them. Ripping them off, sure, but remakes? Never.
May 14, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST
Man that girl in the pic sure looks jailbait-y. *Must control urge to fap*
May 14, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST
She's ALREADY too sexy for her age. Now look at her at 16! Okay, that's not her. And it's not Julianne Moore. Who is she? As for the movie... a very important question a producer should ask before making a movie is... WHY? WHO ASKED FOR THIS? No one asked for a Carrie remake! Yeesh.
May 14, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST
May 14, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST
with Chloe?....Surprised no one mentioned that!
May 14, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST
May 14, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST
Having Chloe Moretz in your film doesn't mean shit either. I hate this idea, remakes are like reruns, we know what's going to happen. And Julianne Moore is annoying as fuck, who cares?
The only thing that will make this remake worth while is if they stick to the post-prom activities in the book — namely the fact that Carrie practically destroys the entire town.
May 14, 2012, 9:32 a.m. CST
by The Outlander
or CVL: Carrie Vs Lolita?
May 14, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST
Fanta-pants ruins every movie she appears in.
May 14, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST
So is that the thinking now? If you're going to either try to make a movie or RE-make a movie designed to define it's genre (Kick-Ass, Let me in, Dark Shadows, now Carrie)...it has to have Chloe Moretz in it? So far I think the only film she's been good for was Kick-Ass, and even that's a stretch because you could've put any jailbait actress in there, stuck a mask on her, had her drop a few f-bombs and throw a few daggers and every Basement-Harry would've paid their money to fap in the back row. Hell, it would've been a deal at twice the price for most BNATers.
May 14, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST
seriously guys stop it
May 14, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST
Seriously. What has there been? Like 20 remakes of Carrie so far?! Why? WHY do we need yet another one? Talk about beating a dead horse. This is just getting silly. There a dozens of other Stephen King novels that deserve a movie more than yet another take on Carrie. Booooooooooriiiiiiiiiiing. Pass.
May 14, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST
by Mr. Pricklepants
May 14, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST
by Prior Walter
Ba dum bum!
May 14, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Imagine Moore in hysterical Magnolia mode, and I can totally see her as Margaret White.
May 14, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST
by Christian Sylvain
There's an ocean of Stephen King novels that haven't been adapted to the screen. Hell, there's even Stephen King novels that have been adapted to the screen and came out terrible. Why must they remake one of the few of his movies done right? Lame
May 14, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST
...and doesn't go for the over-the-top ridiculousness of De Palma's version, I'm totally for it. De Palma milked his version for schlocky suspense, whereas I thought King's book had some really genuine pathos to it. The very last scene of the movie really drives home to me how little De Palma got the source material.
May 14, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST
EVE was weak. EVE was WEAK. EVE WAS WEAK. I have little faith that anything in this adaptation can live up to the original, no matter who they cast, who directs it and who is writing the screenplay. Yes, they're throwing a lot of talent at this. But I don't think it matters. The original is every bit as vicious, heartbreaking and scary today as it was. And in the face of modern filmmaking, it seems revolutionary -- nothing made in the past decade is as daring as the films from the 70s.
May 14, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST
But yeah, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
May 14, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST
May 14, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
Hell, the scariest part to modern kids would be seeing kids having to shower together at school.
May 14, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST
with Mitt Romney as the candidate. I know that DePalma doesn't contol the rights, but with Sisters remade a few years back, now this....whats next?
May 14, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST
i should start my own film news site, if this is all there is to it.
May 14, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST
After all, it is Julianne Moore...
May 14, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST
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May 14, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
May 14, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST
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May 14, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST
by Prior Walter
May 14, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST
Or that latest JFK assassination book. I actually had an idea similar to that. Maybe I'm tapped into the same wavelength as King.
May 14, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST
Prob just another watered down, emo, mtv style shot piece of shit.
May 14, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST
May 14, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST
by David Cloverfield
Loved the book, but wasn't crazy for the movie. Carrie is not strictly a horror story. Then again, Chronicle did everything I think a Carrie movie should.
May 14, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST
by Christian Sylvain
^QFT sad, isn't it?
May 14, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST
by Johnny Wrong
Oh yes...'cos this isn't a real news site anymore.
May 14, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST
She's gorgeous and brilliant. Yeah, fuck her.
May 14, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST
....don't do it Sir!!! Don't do it !!!!! Next you'll be saying...what about the Bush...!!!!!
May 14, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST
Most of the time remakes seemed screwed from the beginning, but the casting denotes that this one may have a little bit of hope.
May 14, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST
Seems to have the hot psycho down pat.
May 15, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST
This reboot is clearly going to sex up the character. Which just makes her another movie about a bad girl with a tough as nails attitude. The original was about a vulnerable, damaged, timid girl who was so mentally abused she was terrified when she gets her period, she is a shell of a person, frightened and victimized. When she finally loses it, it is as though a repressed split personality is taking control. Casting jailbait sex-b-bomb Chloe Moretz makes her just one of the many trying-to-be-a-bad-ass, hyper-mature types which are common in high schools. I fully expect Moretz to casually light a cigarette as she walks away with her back to the burning prom as the bitchy-girl's car explodes behind her.
May 15, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST
Was damaged by trying to turn Carrie into an "Incredible Hulk" style series character. The ending was just suckage, which weakened and damages much of the structure that came before. That said, there actually were moments of interest--but it was also too slavish to the original film, actually stealing some of the shots. Doing another version of the book is just standard drama as practiced for almost 3000 years (classic Greek tragedy discouraged the creation of "new stories," preferring to reinterpret the classics) but that's no excuse for making a piece of shit.
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