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Here's A Pic Of Chloe Moretz In Costume As CARRIE...

Published at: June 28, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

SplashNewsOnline  nabbed a snapshot of Chloe Moretz on the set of CARRIE.  

From the sound of it, this isn't a remake of Brian De Palma's iconic 1976 picture as much as a re-adaptation of the Stephen King book by which De Palma's movie was inspired (a la the Coen's re-adaptation of TRUE GRIT).  Another adaptation starring Angela Bettis in the title role (a TV movie, specifically) happened 'round 2002.  

Here's Moretz in Carrie attire (presumably a BTS shot), in the new project directed by Kimberly Peirce (BOYS DON'T CRY, STOP-LOSS, THE L-WORD).  

It's due in theaters March 2013 - with a score by HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON's John Powell.  I really like Powell's work, especially his thematically driven material, but I can't recall ever hearing him spin a straight-up horror score.  Considering the nature of the material and the director involved here, I'll bet he'll score to the emotional undercurrent of the tale as opposed to falling back to creepier approaches.  We'll see...

 

 

 

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  • June 28, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Why the fuck

    by brian schneider

    do we need another Carrie?

  • June 28, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    watch out! she's gonna send a text that will make your head explode!

    by Spandau Belly

    Oh, and where's the remake of GLEAMING THE CUBE?

  • June 28, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    No way would Carrie's mother let her use a cell phone.

    by Jessica white

    Not that I really care. The novel was trash, the film was trash, and this will be trash. Stephen King doesn't understand the first thing about women - let alone how to write them.

  • June 28, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Ain't no way we're getting a shower scene with this one

    by BeeDub

    We might as well get used to that fact.

  • June 28, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    If there is a shower scene, you know it'll be dudes

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • June 28, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    And by dudes I mean Hillary Swank in Boys Don't Cry drag

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • June 28, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    My takes on remakes

    by KevinMuller

    This is my theory on why remakes exist...mind you, this does not go for all of them... I believe they use them to test an actor/actress or director to see how artistically gifted they are. Can they bring something new to the genre? Can they make something interesting that we have seen before? If they succeed, it is a test that they have passed. Look at Nolan, the film before Batman he did was a remake of "Insomnia". He brought such a beauty to that film and I think the critical and financial success of that film is what finalized the decision to give him Batman. Many of the directors who are not major players who get remakes and fail, you never really hear from them again. Wiesman though will still be working no matter if this thing is a success or failure

  • June 28, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST

    The good thing here is ...

    by The StarWolf

    With all these remakes, I'm getting to keep a lot more money in my pocket since I have zero interest in going to see them.

  • June 28, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    She looks like a girl I dated. Her name was Carrie too.

    by phifty2

    She was a cheating whore.

  • Umm...I guess you think this is a still from the movie? Not a paparazzi shot. Better let Quint save this for a future BTSPOTD.

  • I hope the movie ends the way the book does, there were huge sections left out of the DePalma flick and it'll be nice to see that added back in. I love that movie, but I hope the goofy humor goes away too.

  • June 28, 2012, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Errrr....

    by those_crazy_swedes

    She's on set, she's not actively filming. Don't think the shades and cell belong to the character. Slightly amazed that it requires an explanation, but there you go.

  • June 28, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by those_crazy_swedes

    beat me to it. :)

  • You know, a Firefly or a Jitterbug or a...they're all named after bugs I think. I don't know why I'm trying to think of an in-universe justification for what's clearly just Moretz holding her own phone while not filming. ...Seriously, what am I doing with my life.

  • June 28, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Just watched the original two nights ago...

    by FilmBuf82

    There is no way that this movie will capture the sheer uncomfortability (?) of DePalma's. I love Chloe, but she is WAY too pretty to pull off Carrie. I mean Sissy looked pretty in the prom dress, but it was that dainty, fragile, awkward pretty. The original is totally dated, but that sort of adds to the creepiness of it. Julianne Moore is great, but she has her work cut out for her, too.

  • June 28, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    I can't see her dirty pillows!

    by Nice Marmot

  • I really hope this film addresses that fact because it might have something interesting to say. A straight adaption of King's book would be dated. Could be interesting if Carrie is the victim on online bullying but she can't fight back due to her nutjob mom not letting her have a computer, phone etc. Then again, they probably won't work any of this into the script. And agreed with filmbuff82 about Chloe being too pretty. Am I even allowed to say that?

  • June 28, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Julianne Moore is her mom?

    by HapaPapa72

    Thought it woulda been Barbara Hershey, fresh from her crazy mom in Black Swan... guess that would be typecasting. I'm okay with Chloe...haven't seen the original in awhile...might be time.

  • June 28, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Opening credit BUSH!!!

    by coolhanddave

    Wishful thinking.

  • June 28, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Edie McClurg cameo or GTFO!

    by obijuanmartinez

  • June 28, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    She's not weird enough

    by dr sauch

    Sissy Spacek is a pretty woman, but she's unconventionally pretty and was able to look weird enough in the film that you could believe the bullying and the subsequent isolation. Moretz is a good actress, but her physical presence is gonna take people out of the film.

  • June 28, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Yeah, definitely not weird enough.

    by frank

    Moretz woud be unable to avoid having friends in high school, even if she wore uncool clothes.

  • June 28, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Somewhere...someone....

    by DangerDave

    is jerking off to this picture.

  • June 28, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Chloe too fuckable to be Carrie

    by ATARI

  • June 28, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Carrie's mobile phone...

    by buggerbugger

    ...also doubles as a state-of-the-art Ladyshave.

  • June 28, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Someone will get an award for this film....

    by conspiracy

    Costuming and Makeup are gonna have their work cut out for them to make THIS chick into a believable Carrie... http://tinyurl.com/6sbkxk9 http://tinyurl.com/7vn7rvx

  • Which would mean you couldn't read the comments, thus not be bullied right????

  • June 28, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    This chick still looks like she's fucking twelve.

    by Christian Sylvain

    I mean it's cool that they went with someone who's not older than the character, but still.....

  • It's like people talking behind your back. Without you there to defend yourself, they can say whatever they want until it gets to the point where many simply believe whatever they hear to be true. It also allows for inside jokes - one word uttered in a room full of people has everyone but you laughing (at you). For others, the online taunts and insults are a testing ground to refine and perfect the taunts and insults they will personally deliver the next day at school.

  • June 28, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Give 'em a year before they remake this one too

    by JacksParasites

  • June 28, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Angela Bettis version worth watching

    by Gregorso

    Like the TV remake of The Shining, the TV remake of Carrie had it's advantages & disadvantages over the original film. Angela Bettis was perfectly cast in Carrie, but played a very similar personality in Lucky KcKee's May. Bettis in May gives one of the all-time best performances in a horror film. You feel for her and you take her hand and she totally drags you down into madness with her.

  • June 28, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    You don't have to read online flames not to be effected by them

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The internet is basically the modern-day equvilent of scrawling something nasty on the bathroom wall, and even if the object of corn doesn't see the comments personally, the damage will still get passed onto her via the high school grapevine. It actually IS a neat idea to add the idea of cyberbullying and having Carrie be unable to keep up to date on what's being said about her because her mother refuses to have a computer or allow her to have a cell phone (which, to this generation, is like arriving at school with a missing hand). Also cool news about John Powell writing the score...he's the one graduate of the Hans Zimmer sausage factory who actually has a grasp of melody and structure. Plus, he's never done an out-and-out horror movie before, so it'll be a fresh assignment for him.

  • June 28, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    object of SCORN, not corn

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • June 28, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    A movie about women directed by a woman?

    by Richard Graham

    Sit up straight boys, your about to be schooled. Also, when the "Carrie" trailer is released, someone PLEASE add the Banana Splits song to it. Thanks.

  • June 28, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    She's on her way to set, people

    by D.Vader

  • June 28, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Carrie Remake

    by MensaReject

    I'm waiting for the 2030 remake with a young AI Holographic Katherine Hepburn in the role of Carrie.

  • June 28, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    actually remakes arent bad in principle.

    by JAMF

    i like the idea of taking a story and retelling it for every generation and hopefully it makes the current gen look up the older version(s) to see what they're like too. musicals and plays, particularly shakespeare's stuff is a great example of this. the problem is which films are being chosen to get remade. they keep choosing the most iconic, most well executed films that were such a perfect combination of cast and crew, released at just the right time in history to make a big impact and guess what, remaking it with a different cast, crew, setting it in 'present day' and usually having a dumbed down for pg-13s script, you end up with a piece of shit. what a surprise.

  • June 28, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    OBJECT OF CORN!

    by milla jovovich

    OBJECT OF CORN! Best typo evah.

  • June 28, 2012, 10:56 a.m. CST

    wow that is just so amazing.

    by notcher

    This has bomb written all over it.

  • Her and Dakota Fanning. Everytime I see a kid act in a TV show or movie or whatever, it's obvious that Dakota/Chloe are just in a different league

  • June 28, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    I disagree with you Wookie...but God Damn that was a funny post

    by conspiracy

    "Face like a Fruit Bat"...fucking priceless.

  • June 28, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Dumb not to cast Saoirse Ronan.

    by Knuckleduster

    The scariest thing about De Palma's Carrie was that spooky image of Sissy Spacek's blue eyes staring out from her blood-covered face. Saoirse Ronan has a similar eerie, almost ethereal look. And she's a much better actress.

  • June 28, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    ahem

    by smylexx

    Sissy Spacek (fantastic name if you happen to lisp, by the way) was great in that role simply because she was 'plain'. The girl in the above picture looks like she's in the same category as the 'geeky' character in rom-coms...in other words, pretty hot but made to wear glasses and a brace until the final moments where she reveals herself to be a swan and not an ugly duckling afterall... ahh. Another pointless remake.

  • June 28, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    It'll be nice to have a teenager play a teenager...

    by art123guy

    ...that alone will make it interesting. Sissy Spacek was 27 and Angela Bettis was 29 when they played Carrie.

  • June 28, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST

    The original Carrie is not dated!!!

    by MainMan2001

    It's a time capsule movie and works perfectly. It's a classic. A 70s masterwork along side taxi driver, jaws, the conversation. A document of an era. Classic film making

  • June 28, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST

    ...see, women are repressed...

    by TopHat

    ...its time we all accept the fact that women are routinely treated like shit... ...we must atone for how we treat these beautiful, fragile creatures... ...women are a gift, they are, a gift we mortals do not deserve... ...its so hard for women because not only are they being raped and abused by every single man they come into contact with, they're also humiliated and oppressed by their fellow sisters... ...even their own MOTHERS try to cage the remarkable plumage of their hearts... ...bow your heads and pay respect, you pathetic children... ...the blood of your crimes against females will choke and murder you in sleep and dreams... ...thus says the Lord... ...Amen.

  • June 28, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    ITS A REMAKE.

    by tailhook

    The whole 'source material' thing is just hollywood spindoctor horseshit. Its being remade because its fucking Carrie, stupid.

  • June 28, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    how many lesbo overtones will this have?

    by alienindisguise

    probably a billion. Pass.

  • June 28, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    I hope she eats a loli-pop in close-up...

    by Shalako

    naked, and with a can of beer.

  • June 28, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    She's got sunglasses and phone

    by Tony W

    because mommy is not around at the moment. She's at church in the basement of their house, freaking out, pulling her own hair. I'm actually looking forward to this. Both Chloe and Julianne Moore will do a killer job.

  • June 28, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    This will be like the Staw Dogs remake

    by chien_sale

    pointless and oversexualized and too glossy

  • June 28, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    It ain't a remake of the DePalmer version, tailhook...

    by Jason

    Hollywood spin or not. It's a remake of the original Stephen King novel, in turn a new screenplay. This is the same damn argument from many months ago about David Fincher's adaptation of GWTDT. Same reasoning then, same reasoning now. Ain't any Hollywood spin. Just a simple fact...

  • June 28, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    Kimberly Peirce

    by DukieMichaelNamondRandy

    not a shitty director! As much as I was lukewarm on 'Stop-Loss', it was only because of the gravitas of 'Boy's Don't Cry' was so powerful, all penis-punching aside

  • June 28, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    FUCK OFF!

    by AllThosePowers

  • June 28, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST

    It's a fuckin remake!...

    by Terry Powell

    ... call it what you want, but for most people, a film is made from a book, severeal years later, they make it again, remake. I get sick of thuisa reimagining, new adaptation shit. Actually most of the best ones have called themselves remakes, such as The Fly or The Thing. But the directors didn't need to get all arty in their descriptions, even though both of these films were a changed from the original films a lot more than True Grit and The Girl.... I actually liked both of these films, though not as much as their predecessors. A big problem with me for remakes is that for the most part, the remake starts with the suits. You know, the execs and accts who have ruined good movies over the last couple of decades. I just reread Easy Riders and Raging Bulls and was impressed at how hard some of these directors worked to get their visions on the screen. Comopare it to today. A studio exec looks at the properties his studio controls and assigns the film to be made. They usually pick and untested director, usually someone who's made a commercial or a music video. He is definitely hired help. If he tries to do something original, he's slapped back down, but if he's lucky, he might get a directors cut on dvd. Of course, then we watch the directors cut, and realize it weas worse than the studio cut, revealing the director to be a talentless hack anyway. Then the process repeats itself again and again(shit, just on the current homepage, we have news on the remakes of Carrie, Total Recall and Starship Troopers, what's next, a pg13 Basic Instinct?).

  • June 28, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Holy Avril Lavigne, Batman

    by wellgoodgravy

  • June 28, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    The Remake argument [a bitter discussion for some!]

    by Jason

    Those arguing that a new version of STARSHIP TROOPERS, CARRIE, and the recent GWTDT are remakes are confusing a remake of the original source material with a remake of the actual name/title of the film, as well as people's perceptions of the name/title. Remakes are THREE MEN & A BABY, FLASHDANCE, FOOTLOOSE. Stop getting angry because you either don't like it or simply don't get it!!!

  • June 28, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Not confusing a fucking thing...

    by Terry Powell

    ...but if someone out there honestly has never seen a version of a 40 year old book and sets out to do their version I might agree. But if they have watched the original, they have can harp about a new "adaptation" all they want, whether it is closer to the original or not, they are remaking a film. When they say things like the original film didn't use this sceneetc, they are talking about a redo of the original film. And I stand by my opinion that most of these remakes are started by some studio asshole who just figures they can cash in on a property they own the rights to. And you know that they didn't just pick up the novel and fall in love with it. And as far os some of these guys saying some of these films will be closer to the original novel, well, sometimes that's a good thing. Two words, The Godfather. Okay, one more, Jaws.

  • June 28, 2012, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Sure to be bad, but I might go see it...

    by Homer Sexual

    If I thought it was making a real effort and brought anything new. The TV Carrie didn't bring anything new, unless make Sue black counts (it doesn't) and just watered down the original. This movie will probably be as noted above, glossy and dialed down. Kinda like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake. Or Nightmare on Elm Street. But much as I love the original TCM and NOES, they weren't art (maybe TCM) and De Palma's Carrie is a beautiul work of art. If, however, this movie is batshit crazy, then Im all for it.

  • June 28, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Anyone saying this isn't a remake...

    by one9deuce

    ...IS NOT IN THE INDUSTRY. PERIOD. Some producer didn't read Stephen King's CARRIE and think "This would make a great movie"! The studio owns the rights to this property, they want to work with Chloe because she is an up and comer, the original classic did well and is in the public consciousness, add up and comer to known property (that you don't have to pay for because you own it) let the money roll in. Wash, rinse, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat... Throw in terms that fool the general populace easily like "reimagining" or "going back to the source material" LMFAO!

  • June 28, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    redwhitenegro...

    by Terry Powell

    ...I didn't mention anything about the book's popularity. Just gave an opinion on not sticking too closely too the book. Jaws the novel is nowhere near as good as the movie. Luckily they left out the affair between Hooper and Brody's wife, and changed the ending. If I remember it right, the book had more of a Moby Dick ending, but I could be wrong. And as far as Dracula and Frankenstein, I think those are special cases, like Tarzan and Sherlock Holmes, where they have been adapted so many times it would be tough to say just what film is being remade. Of course, Hammer itself referred to their Dracula and Frankenstein as remakes of the Universal versions, also, their film The Evil of Frankenstein, being it was released by Universal, was allowed a sort of Karloff style look, not to mention that the plot seemed cribbed from both The Son of and The Ghost of Frankenstein, the 1979 version of Dracula was released by Universal and was based on the play that itself was performed by Bela Lugosi then was dusted off of Langella who seemed to be channeling Christopher Lee, and The Bride was called a remake of The Bride of Frankenstein.

  • June 28, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST

    But De Palma improved on King's book

    by Volstaff

    The only thing I remember about the book being vastly different was in the book, the story was told via flashbacks as the few survivors involved in "Prom night"were being interviewed /deposed in a court room or police room setting. I think Carrie's mother in the book was even more of a bible thumping nutjob, but outside of that, I didn't think the book was really all that scary. De Palma took all the beats from the book and ratcheted them up and made a great little masterpiece. And King has always pretty much said that, and especially loved De Palma's "shocking" dream sequence ending. So if they make a version of the story mnore faithful to the book, it'll come off as kind of lame when compared to the movie. Oh well, fuck it. Who wants to do a re-imagining of Mario Puzo's The Godfather, as directed by Kevin Smith and starring Nic Cage.

  • June 28, 2012, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Um, Depalma's version did not follow the book at all...

    by brocknroll

    Depalma clearly made his own vision of the movie. He did NOT stay true to the book. Especially the ending, don't want to reveal spoilers.

  • June 28, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    i wonder how many people will leave after the first two mins

    by kingoflight

  • June 28, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    So.....

    by Miss 45

    In this remake, Carrie is going to be one of the Olsen twins?

  • June 28, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by Miss 45

    They're trying hard to make her look like Sissy Spacek. The Carrie in the book was frumpy, pimply, overweight and brunette. No matter what anybody says, this is totally a remake of the film, not just some movie based off of the book.

  • June 28, 2012, 11:55 p.m. CST

    You will never see better casting

    by kolchak

    Than Angela Bettis the first time his was remade. I like Chloe. She's talented. But Bettis owned the role.

  • June 29, 2012, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Also,

    by kolchak

    my money is on her playing this just like her angst-y character in "Dark Shadows," which was an off performance.

  • June 29, 2012, 1:28 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see...boom-boom-boom...

    by Shalako

    Carrie on her knees, getting buggered by that bloke from The Fury. Mmmm, yessss. That you should see. You must think I'm sick, right? You must think I'm sick?

  • June 29, 2012, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Helen Keller : The Remake

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

  • June 29, 2012, 4:51 a.m. CST

    DIRECTED BY KIMBERLY PIERCE!? SO MUCH FOR CARRIE: THE RE-IMAGINING.

    by Wacky Packages

    I bet the studios next re-imagining will be to imagine they never did this.

  • June 29, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Great question! Is the setting for this movie contemporary or in the 70's?

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

  • June 29, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    @redwhitenegro

    by kolchak

    The ending was an attempt to throw as much at the screen as possible. <br /> <br /> Chloe's "reveal" was very slightly hinted at, but never in a way that made it clear enough anyone would have inferred that. <br /> Grahame-smith couldn't make all the different elements cohesive.

  • June 30, 2012, 7:43 a.m. CST

    by selam

    I just noticed she looks A LOT younger there than in recent interviews and Dark Shadows. <a href="http://www.joyturk.net">joyturk</a>

  • June 30, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    hi

    by selam

    Okey, oyle olsun. www.joyturk.net

  • June 30, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    <a href="http://www.joyturk.net">joyturk</a>

    by selam