Ain't It Cool News (
Movie News

Chloe Moretz Brings The Fire To The CARRIE Teaser Trailer!!

The Kidd here...

You read Mascott's description of the CARRIE teaser trailer that premiered at New York Comic Con over the weekend, and now you can see it for yourself as Screen Gems has brought it online (via Yahoo!). 

I've got to say... that is quite the beautiful aerial shot director Kimberly Peirce is rolling right into the Moretz reveal. I'm much more positive on what I'm seeing and hearing than I'd expect to be for a CARRIE remake, so that's definitely a good sign for what CARRIE is doing right at this point. 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

Follow me on Twitter.

Readers Talkback
comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:17 p.m. CST

    creepy. i'll watch this. maybe.

    by saintsaucey

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:17 p.m. CST

    First, Covered in Pig's Blood

    by LizardMan

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:17 p.m. CST

    another pointless remake?

    by sam jacksons wig


  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Cool shot of the town

    by NYC

    But I was hoping for a bit more. Regardless, I am pumped as shit to see this. Moretz, Moore, Greer... top-notch female cast.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Moretz as Carrie...

    by Toruk_Makto

    Having a hard time seeing her as an 'outsider'.

  • One of the only disappointments of the De Palma version was that he lacked the budget for anything more that destroying the gym and one car with Travolta and Nancy Allen. I'll give this a shot. At least it isn't a Michael Bay/Platinum Dunes release...

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Promising teaser. Could go either way at this point.

    by Ian Masterson

    Julianne Moore is always enough to get me to see a movie, though.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    I feel bad that people will call it a remake of the De Palma film.

    by Scott Mendenko

    During the Comic Con panel, director Kimberly Peirce made it very clear that, while she was a fan of Brian De Palma's original film, this new CARRIE isn't a remake of his vision, but a reinterpretation of the book itself. She's going back to that original source material. Just because two pieces of media are based off of the same source material doesn't mean the second piece is a remake of the first.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:31 p.m. CST

    This Teaser Trailer Made me Go WOW.

    by Ines5

    Considering The Talent Making This Film, Maybe This Will be one of The Better Remakes?!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    So,she kills a town.Man she's got some powers...

    by frank

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST

    This may have Scale

    by Glenn

    I support all the De Palma fans on here. I'm one of them. But I was never the big Carrie fan that others are. The performances deserved Oscars for sure, but his ham-handed direction of some of the supporting actors hurt the film. It also has that shitty, gauzy filtration/lighting that earmarks bad TV movies from the era. Some great shot design, great music score, but it's badly dated and needs new blood (har har). I bet Peirce knocks this out of the park. Her films have never been surface, never shied from controversy (like De Palma), AND she's a WOMAN. I dont' care what all the boys say, that scene in the girls' locker room with all the nudity, was sexist, leery bullshit from a chauvinistic, voyeuristic filmmaker who used nudity more responsibly in his later films (Dressed to Kill, Body Double).

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST

    What The Fuck Did She Do To Her Face?

    by tailhook

    Hideous. Massive amounts of plastic surgery before you're even 18 is bad umm k.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:43 p.m. CST

    She's also well known box office poison.

    by tailhook

    Hopefully this changes her career trajectory. If it doesn't fly she's probably back on the permanant supporting role tour.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Box Office poison?

    by Glenn

    I think it's well established that the theory of any one actor being 'poison' is wrong-headed. Some actors may not bring people in in droves but she doesn't make those kinds of predetermined movies yet. EVERY actor has bombs. There are just too many confluencing factors to claim such a thing, especially an actor at her age who is just starting to emerge. Careers wane; she's on the rise because people in the industry respect her talent, like Dakota Fanning etc.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:53 p.m. CST

    WTF are you talking about, tailhook?

    by cookepuss

    1) Unless you want her to stay 12 years old forever, that's just how she looks. No plastic surgery. Different makeup can have different effects, especially with too much foundation. BTW, I saw her at NYCC. That photo's just bad. 2) Box office poison? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Kick-Ass did well enough to warrant a sequel. Hugo didn't do as well as expected given its budget, but it DID take in $185M or so. Dark Shadows, crappy as it was, earned $238M. Even Let Me In got a bit past the break even mark globally. Not saying that everything she stars in is great or is a box office winner, but her career is definitely on the upswing. You want real box office poison? Try present day Eddie Murphy.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    LOVE that Evil Dead footage

    by ciroslive

    Raimi & Co are bringin' it!!!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:56 p.m. CST

    For a minute there I thought this was a Firestarter remake.

    by adeceasedfan

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Yes, box office poison.

    by tailhook

    As in the movies she headlines people don't show up to. She doesn't do too bad and picking roles she can hitch for a ride. I.e. Hugo. But her leading roles you don't have to worry about yelling FIRE in... the half dozen people will get to the exit fine. And she's had plenty of shots. But lets count the detonations! Kick Ass - a home video wonder that spawned a sequel. Definately didn't do gangbusters, barely even at best in theaters. Let Me In - huge bomb. Hick - Direct To Video? ---- Somebody has some major money in her and is doing everything they can to push her over, but right now people don't show up to the movies she has a leading role in. She's got the exact same issue as Saoirse Ronan. Nobody wants to see movies with a teenage female in a leading role and she's a touch young and a babyface to be believable in the more adult stuff. Its like a dead zone for young female(and even male for that matter) actors and actresses. And if anything... male actors tend to have it worse in that they really aren't accepted in a leading role(with some rare exceptions) until they're at or over 30.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Poison, no

    by Glenn

    You're deluded. The only time you consider who's in a film when picking what to see is an older actor/actress who has a known career. You don't go "gotta see that new Chloe Moritz film!" Gimme a break. And frankly, if someone IS doing that, they're probably a little 'off', if you know what I mean. I'm sorry, but your examples don't even plug into your equation well because she's not THE lead in those films, she's either sharing or supporting. When kids and teens are the stars of the film, it always comes down to how good the story is, a la E.T. etc.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Get the figures straight, tailhook.

    by cookepuss

    Kick-Ass.... $30M budget, $96M take Dark Shadows... $150M budget, ~$239M take Let Me In... $20M budget, $24M take Hugo... $150M budget, ~$186M take None of that is with home release. Great numbers? On some, no. On others, relative to their budgets, yeah. How's that a failure? Kick-Ass made 3x+ its budget. Moretz was the draw. Poison? Hardly. Don't hate for hating's sake. Can YOU do better?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:03 a.m. CST

    I can't imagine Chloe Morenz as some innocent wall flower

    by chien_sale

    I bet they won't go there too. She'll be just another girl bullied at school.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:05 a.m. CST

    I agree with you about Moretz, rsanta...

    by Jerry

    ...but Nic Cage was the draw for Kick Ass. That, and the cool premise. Any girl could have been Hit Girl, and it woulda worked.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:12 a.m. CST

    What's with the Moretz hate guys?!

    by kingralphuk

    Pretty girl, good actor, been in some geek-tastic films. Not sure why you are bringing the hate to her?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Oh ya.. i forgot Hugo was a dud.

    by tailhook

    You do realize you just proved my point.. right? At best only Kick-Ass even had a shot of making some money with those numbers. It was given a major marketing push with some $50 mil being put behind it. Make no mistake, it made its money on video and hence that justified the sequel.. but the theatrical run was strictly a break-even proposition at best. The other 3, if you know anything about Hollywood you know that those numbers constitute major disappointments and losses pre-video. Hugo had a $100 mil marketing campeign, DS probably similar while smaller. Either film didn't rely on Moretz as a selling point. They relied on Scorsese and Depp to make whatever money they did, respectively. LMI.. well... if you think LMI constituted any type of success then you don't know Hollywood. Even for a low-budget film it had a miserable showing. Her problem is that she doesn't have a movie on a resume that she directly carried that was a breakout hit at the box office and has a lot of investor carnage in her wake. More than likely, this is her last legitimate shot at a lead in a studio film for a while. It either flies or she stays in the supporting arena in small films or hopefully some large films for a good while(i.e. Dakota Fanning), while the Next Big Thing(and there always is one) gets her shot. Actors and Actresses really just don't have that long to show they can carry films on their own and there are quite a few that would kill for the roles she's been given and flopped in. Why else do you think she's gone for the plastic surgery? Sometime between when she made Carrie and when she got photographed a couple days ago she got the plastic mask put on her by a cut-up artist. All to try to move her to a more traditional blonde look and smooth out the edges to make her more appealing.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Move along, nothing to see here.

    by Ash Talon

    I'm still not interested in seeing this. There's something about King's novels that just doesn't translate well to film. Maybe deviations from the source material are needed, ala Kubrick. Although, I suppose bullying is a hot button issue right now. I think this will barely register, though. It'll do around the same numbers at the Thing prequel/remake/whatever.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Just give me a crazy hot Julianne Moore, please

    by D.Vader

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:52 a.m. CST


    by Phimseto

    Like The Shining, DePalma's adaptation of Carrie was so well-done that a second film on the material will suffer by comparison.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:59 a.m. CST

    And that, is how you do a teaser trailer...

    by luciusfox

    Looking very promising, and the voice overs in the teaser hint at the build up of foreboding which is such an inherent part of the novel but not De Palma's version.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:15 a.m. CST

    The "Firestarter" remake is looking pretty badass.

    by Chris


  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:21 a.m. CST

    oh and chien_sale: Agreed.

    by tailhook

    As soon as you said that it made perfect sense with the whole celeb de jour these days of the bullied teen THIS IS WRONG UMM K bludgeon of an issue that Hollywood morons can't understand, much less grasp the solution to. The one movie that got that type of story exactly right was My Bodyguard. The only way you stop it is to stand up for yourself. Instead, these days kids are taught to not only take it, but if you fight back you're the bad guy.

  • I wonder if it's because of American's "value system" is different than most places.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Wow! That's a great teaser, absolutely perfect.

    by one9deuce

    There is a lot of talent behind this film, I think we're going to get our first good remake in a very long time. That teaser surprised me twice. At the beginning during the camera flyover of the town my first thought was "I'm so tired of that way too frequently used boring ass town flyover shot, I already don't like this teaser" only to be shocked and audibly say "Whoa" when I saw the high school on fire......and then the whole town. Then as I realized the camera was dollying in on Carrie I thought "Here comes the turn around and sinister look for the camera that has been used about 100 times", only to have her turn around and have a look of fear/shock/malice on her face all at the same time. Incredible. Chloe Moretz has some serious talent. The original Brian De Palma CARRIE is a great movie and a classic, but this new CARRIE looks like it could join THE THING and THE FLY as a worthy horror remake. If it is half as good as those two it will be very good indeed.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:47 a.m. CST

    No tits in the locker room? Pass.

    by darthpigman

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:50 a.m. CST


    by jules windex

    You can count on one hand the # of stars who are actually guaranteed draws there days. And not one of them is a teenage girl, so Carrie was going to have a non-draw in the title role. If the film bombs, I doubt it will do any serious damage to her career. She hasn't been in many big hits, but she hasn't been in many bombs either. Dark Shadows falls on Depp & Burton. Hugo was at least a huge critical success.

  • I'm not exactly up to date on my young actors, but I can't think of one actress under twenty who wouldn't want Chloe Moretz' career right now. I didn't realize they had opened up the scope of the movie, but that shot in the trailer got me interested.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:01 a.m. CST

    They’re all gonna laugh at you! They’re all gonna laugh at you!

    by scott callison

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:17 a.m. CST


    by SpaghettiWall

    and you all are gay for liking it.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:35 a.m. CST


    by thomskis

    Still loving the red-neck fucktards on here. Really hope Obama gets another term :-)

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Yeah, great

    by CuervoJones

    Any news about De Palma's "Passion"?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:51 a.m. CST


    by SlamHound

    It seems your only criteria on the quality of a movie or actor is the box office gross, you must really be enjoying the Twilight & Transformer franchises.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Loved the original...

    by BangoSkank

    ...but it was an adaptation. Not an original work. I'm also a huge fan of the book, and was always disappointed in the movie for the lack of mass scale destruction. Always loved the bits from the novel were the investigators are interviewing people about the destruction of the town, and the exurbs from Sue Snell's memoir.... Looks like the new version will have more of that.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Also, people complain about...

    by BangoSkank

    this Chloe chick being too pretty, but it's not as if Sissy was a troll. Moretz isn't hideous, but I don't see her as the knockout some of you do. Pretty sure Carrie was described in the book as a little on the pudgy side, and pimply. Another argument is that Moretz is too young, but I think that's because we're used to seeing 25 year olds play teenagers. I guess my point is, I'm willing to keep an open mind. I thought the American adaptation of Let the Right One In was solid.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Since when was Chloe Moretz the draw for Hugo?

    by alan_poon

    Surely the draw for any Scorsese film is erm Scorsese?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Moretz can't act for shit.

    by Paul Macadom

    Stiff as a plank of wood. Mia Wasikowska or Saoirse Ronan would've been far more interesting in the role. She'll never be able to carry this.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:08 a.m. CST

    I don't know, might pick it up from Redbox...

    by Terry Powell

    ...when it comes out. I don't pay to go see remakes as I try to discourage that shit. I did go see True Grit, but I was torn, cuz while I hate remakes, it's rare to get to see a western on the big screen. As for this, I've already seen Carrie on the big screen so I have little desire to see this. I wasn't the biggest fan of the book so saying it will be more faithful to it is not a big selling point. Besides, it's contemporary what with the social media aspect. about the only thing I see about being more faithful is the buring of the town. But I was one who never missed that from the first film, after you've burned up a bunch of teenagers in a gym, going around blowing up fire hydrants is kinda anticlimactic.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:15 a.m. CST

    a younger Mireille Enos would have been awesome

    by BunkieLove

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Why are people ecstatic over this trailer?

    by MovieManStill

    It's not worth babbling about for days. Can't wait to see the film, but seriously...

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:05 a.m. CST

    The problem with Moretz...

    by ron2112

    I think she's a fine young actress, but one of the biggest reasons Sissy Spacek worked so well in the role is that you could accept her as someone who would be ostracized and bullied in high school. She's lanky, awkard, not especially pretty, and so on. Moretz, without getting into Chris Hansen territory, is none of that. She's a beautiful, graceful girl, and even if she wasn't a celebrity I have little doubt she'd be one of the more popular girls in her school. I'm just not sure I can buy her as an outcast. It's kinda like casting Brad Pitt as Norman Bates, y'know?

  • But we've seen that kind of shot done to death so it's nowhere near as impressive to us as the director probably thinks it is.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Two bucks that scene doesn't appear in the movie.

    by albert comin

    This is the era where studios over-spend on scenes put only in the teasers but don't show up in the movie. And they complain about lower profit returns!

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Firestarter 2

    by captain_kirk

    Doesn't look good.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:45 a.m. CST

    @Mr tailhook, since when Moreatz looks hideous in that photo?

    by albert comin

    You have a very askewed idea of what hideous is, let me tell you.

  • Carrie 1 Robo 0

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST

    They're all gonna laugh at you!

    by Ricardo

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 8:15 a.m. CST

    @Mr ron2112

    by albert comin

    Norman Bates is supposed to be an handsome young man, just a bit socially awkward (and fucking crazy, but that's another matter). Carrie was supposed to be a pretty girl (and Spacek certainly was so, check her out in Badlands), but socially stunted and forced to dress rags from hell due to her crazy mother. Maybe in the remake of Carrie, she is an outside not due to how she looks like, but because she's perceived as being from the wrong side of the tracks, or she dresses uncool, or that she doesn't have the same futille and shallow interests then her more shallower colleges, she goes with the "wrong" crowd, and variations of such things. And in certain areas in the country, people get very shunned out because they are not fundamentalist christians.

  • To this day is still the scariest jump scare i ever saw in a movie.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Another Carrie movie?? Ugh

    by Steve Lamarre

    I like Moretz, she seems pretty competent. But that brief shot of her close-up is off. Hard to see her as Carrie.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Looks like a remake of Chronicle

    by Smerdyakov

    Which kind of out Carrie-d Carrie.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Looks like Carrie for the dumbed down explosion loving

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Michael Bay generation.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST


    by Righteous Brother

    I may be way off base here, but it sounds to me like you have a little thing for Chloe Moretz; and knowing you will never have her. You have chosen to get your revenge by writing quite frankly bizarre attacks directed at her. Lets face it, she is more successful at a young age, then you can ever dream of being.

  • Really?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    samuel fulmer. Dude, it's exactly like the book.

    by David Cloverfield

    If anything, the town is not fucked up enough. In the book the event rocks the whole world. After Carrie has her way with the town, there are all sorts of committee's forming and new (anti-bullying and TK research) policies implemented to stop something like this from happening again. In the book it's not a private tragedy, but a supernatural 9/11. It is possible that the original story is dumb, but according to this trailer, the movie is in no way dumbed down from that.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    I really don't consider adaptions of books as "remakes".

    by phifty2

    I'd be game for another adaption of: Pet Semetary Christine Firestarter Really no need for The Dead Zone because it was done right the first time.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    "No, I'm box office poison." -Jessica Biel

    by StatelyWayneManor

    That said, how many remakes can Chloe make?

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    BTW, this looks interesting. They should work on a reimagining of IT.

    by kindofabigdeal

    Oh, wait...

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    How about a reimagining of The Stand?

    by kindofabigdeal

    Oh, wait

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    The part of sissy spaceck's bush now played by Zack Galifinakis

    by UltraTron

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    "It's kind of like casting Brad Pitt as Norman Bates"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Huh? Anthony Perkins was a very handsome man in 1960. That's what made Psycho so shocking for its day...that this good-looking (albiet socially awkward) young man would commit gruesome murders.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    I am fully aware that the town gets destroyed in the book

    by Samuel Fulmer

    But the way this trailer presents this, there is nothing creepy or tragic about it. It looks like a frickin action flick. I know every trailer has to show explosions and what not, but this just makes it look like a silly cliche action flick.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    And yeah I'm fully aware that this trailer may be misleading

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Even though it looks like they're selling this as some kind of disaster flick.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST


    by tailhook

    If you can't distinguish live from memorex, I could see not understanding why she looks as ugly as a mud fence now. I feel the same way every time I see a Goldbricking Housewife of XX reality show. Manufactured 'beauty' is ugly to me. @righteous: Sounds more like YOU have the thing for her. I just call them as I see them and she's been box office poison for a good while. There were Kitsch fanbots that wouldn't believe he was box office poison either, and you don't hear much about him anymore either, now do you? @jules: There are far more than 5 stars that can carry a feature film and are bankable, don't make me laugh. There are few you would trust with a $200 million production, but plenty that can open and produce profitable films in which the production rested on them and who drive the industry. I'll just throw out two. Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart. @franky: Its all transitionary and given the industry you're either a moving target or you're on Hollywood Skid Row before you can blink. The reason they're pushing her into these roles is that you only have a limited time to play the roles she's been playing before someone else starts playing them. The shelf life in Hollywood can be quite short for child stars to be accepted in more adult leading roles if you aren't established. Its simply the harsh truth of the town and so far Moretz looks more like she's headed for Skid Row than Bankable. And lets not forget.. Sissy Spacek was 26 when she made Carrie.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    tailhook: Really, Kristen Stewart? Didn't that Snow White movie flop?

    by kindofabigdeal

    Just because you star in a movie based on an already successful series of books with an already established fan base (*caugh* Jennifer Lawrence *caugh*) does not mean you can open a movie based on your name alone. Talk to me in 5 years (or 5 monts for Stewart) after the hype has died down and tell me if you still think these actresses are bankable.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Dark Shadows (2012) was God Awful

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Just thought I'd throw that out.

  • Kick Ass-Cost 30 million/Made 96 million, Let Me In-Cost 20 million/Made 24 million, Hugo-Cost 150 million/Made 185 million, Dark Shadows-Cost 150 million/Made 238 million................Snow White and the Huntsman-Cost 170 million/Made 396 million.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    No disrespect, but Moretz was terrible in Dark Shadows

    by DickBallsworth

    Her only salvation is full frontal in this one. My penis agrees.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    I think this film will do good though

    by Samuel Fulmer

    As long as it cost in the 20 million or less range.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    And mind you the made number up there is the worldwide gross.

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST


    by Darkness

    I'd pay to see that. Although, i thought "Boys Don't cry was a work of inordinate restraint, and warrants repeated viewings. She proved that one's insecurites - that of course being Hilary Swank's performance - is tantamount to the sub-text. I thought they already remade this with the gaudy apparition that is: "The Rage". Still, this version couldn't be any more ghastly. Has a very Rob Zombie vibe to it still - especially the sound design of the trailer.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    @kindof: $396 million off of $170 mil budget?

    by tailhook

    No.. hardly a flop. And Samuel Fulmer, agreed. If they focused low-budget, it will be hard to not make some money. Heck, LMI made SOME money. But she needs a breakaway hit in a bad way to establish herself as a box-office draw.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Chloe's pretty hot, I wonder if that Hit Girl outfit still fits.

    by aramis2112

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    yo tails!

    by Righteous Brother

    I thought she was really good in Kick Ass, ok in Hugo. I haven't seen her in anything else. I don't know if you can attribute the failure of those other films you listed as being down to her, maybe they were just duff films? Is anyone Box Office poison? Or are they just bad films? - I'm not a fan of Kitsch though. I'm done.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    The whole point of being a Bankable Star

    by tailhook

    is that you can get people to show up to your movies, even if they're bad films. People go to see you, the movie often tends to be secondary. Look at Jennifer Lawrence and the garbage film The House at the End of the Street that she made before she got famous. It comes out with very modest marketing and still opens to an opening weekend more than its budget and goes on to triple its budget. Thats what Bankable Stars do. You either got 'it' or you don't, and so far Moretz has not shown an ability to put butts in the seats and open films. If people go to a movie she's in, its primarily because someone else is doing the heavy lifting. In short, if it comes down to the quality of the film to determine success, you're missing a Star to sell the film. Thats how the industry works. And Stars can be directors(i.e. Scorsese, Spielberg, or Cameron).

  • In "Kick Ass" and "Dark Shadows" she was part of an ensemble, and I'd hardly call her "the star" of "Hugo". She was the main actress in "Hick", but that's not the sort of movie theatergoers will care about (did it even get a wide release?) And "Let Me In" flopped mainly because it got almost NO marketing, and the people who did know what it was wouldn't see it because they thought it was a shitty U.S. remake of a foreign film (actually it wasn't bad at all, though I admit Mortez was wrong for that part. She was way too wholesome for that character.)

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Now I know what this trailer reminds me of

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST


    by Glenn

    Actually, in both books of "Carrie" and "Psycho", the lead characters are somewhat overweight and humdrum in looks. Especially Norman Bates, who was also much older than Anthony Perkins. A total schlub. And Carrie was ostracized for all the reasons you point out in addition to her looks. The movies never cast these kinds of characters with unattractive people however. Check out Vince Vaughn's wildly unsuccessful take on Bates in the Psycho remake for why this is a bad idea. I keep hearing how handsome Tony Perkins was, but I don't agree; even as a kid, he spooked me, that bird-like stance, thin-to-frail frame, not the most macho of voices...

  • And that trailer is pretty cool, but it reminded me just a tiny bit of the trailer for Resident Evil 2, which FUCKING ROCKS.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST

    @Samuel Fulmer: HAHAHHAHA

    by tailhook

    Too true!

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to this

    by Logan_1973

    Never felt the love for the original.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I agree with most, don't buy Chloe

    by shawn_h

    Nothing about screams outcast and/or creepy. The trailer literally made me laugh. Chloe is too recognizable I feel. This is going to be a dud, how can you believe a movie if you can't believe in the lead

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    @elgyn: "Let Me In" and "Hick".. hardly ZERO

    by tailhook

    Why did you think it was ZERO? Because thats the level of her star power. She headlined two films that were supposed to take off and they both either bombed or struggled to even find a release. And Let Me In got a major geek push, and by the coverage on this site you would have thought it was a major tentpole release :P. She simply does not have the star power to carry a film on her own, and Carrie is really her last great shot at shaking the 'box office poison' label. I'm quite sure she'll tool around Hollywood for years in supporting roles. She's on the inside track, so she'll get roles so long as she keeps her profile good. But a major player she will not be unless something she's responsible for takes off. And if you don't think her handlers aren't trying to push her into that upper echelon to where she can carry films, well.. then you're just ignorant of the industry. But the sad truth is she's like a 20 watt light bulb in a 100 watt socket. Hence why she's having her face chopped up to smooth out the lines to a more 'traditional' look in hopes of having a broader appeal.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    This could have an Akira type ending.

    by Randy

    Carrie just destroys the entire town and all hell breaks out.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST


    by Glenn

    Guy, You're creeping me out with your overabundant obsession over a teenage girl allegedly getting plastic surgery. It's also getting ridiculous how long you're going on about this boxoffice status of hers. Drop it. The industry doesn't -- and never has -- cared about someone's under-18 B.O. performance; kids are not held to that standard. It only matters that they're talented. Once they're adults, then people start viewing them as potential commodities. And even then, if you're a stellar enough actor, you'll always work. Meryl Streep didn't start hitting big numbers until about a decade ago but it didn't matter. So as long as this GIRL continues to demonstrate range, she'll keep working. Movie stars don't last precisely because they don't have range or extensive talent that pries through the actor/star barrier. Paul Newman did. Gary Oldman does. Julia Roberts does not, and she's on the wane.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Box office poison? With respect to what?

    by Darth Macchio

    While I won't say it's some Freudian twist in your head (don't know - don't care), there's certainly a lot of exaggeration on these here parts lately. How is Chloe Moretz box office poison? Cause you don't like her movies? And, obviously, you're the only human being on the of us are just celluloid thin bit players in the movie of your life, right? The numbers are listed above which show, like so many others in the movie business, she has hits and misses. I wonder...if Moretz is box office poison...who is box office magic? who magically elevates a film by the same levels Moretz poisons from their mere presence alone? I'd wager any name you pull would have misses as matter how hard you tried. But it's ok. Your opinions are obviously magical. Not just regular exaggerated opinions like everybody else (including me). It is our fault. We have no faith in you. Sorry.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    I see movies BECAUSE Chloe is in it

    by Jimbo Jones

    Kick-Ass and Let Me In are in my regular rotation. She's effin' awesome in both. If anything, I think she's taking the Johnny Depp career arc. Picking what she wants that's different and challenging. Someone like her can always go get a job in a summer blockbuster when it suits her.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST


    by HapaPapa72

    I agree. Didn't think they needed to make Let Me In in the first place, but Chloe did great nonetheless. Hell, my kids loved the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie and it was nice to see her in that, too. And Hugo? Was she in Hugo? By the way, Stephen King's book On Writing is very entertaining. It's interesting to read how and where he got his idea for Carrie in the first place.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    @rumourd: Wrong

    by tailhook

    Everybody in Hollywood is held to that standard, especially child actors from Shirley Temple forward. Everybody is watching for that moment you've gone over the hill or don't get traction and someone else can take your place, and the people fronting you are trying to move you up the Hollywood food chain. People are trying to move Moretz into leading roles or else she would not be getting shots and so far she's 0 for 2 with a lot of investor carnage on her record and you don't really get many more. Either she launches Carrie into some form of a breakout hit, or she'll be relegated back to supporting low-budget roles, or the 15th name on an ensemble day themed knockoff(Valentine's Day/New Years Eve/Flag Day?). And there are another 100 young girls, 1 of which will move right into her place without missing a beat. That IS how this town works. Just ask Taylor Kitsch. You don't hear much from Dakota Fanning anymore beyond a token role in the Twilight series. I know fanbois that really are hung up on her don't want to hear it, but she is and has been box office poison. People just don't show up to movies she fronts. Deal. Hopefully Carrie changes things for her, but i doubt it.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Ehh, looks ok. But when is the Pet Sematary remake coming?

    by Kyle DeMattio

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Moretz seems like the girl high school guys want to nail

    by HandOfIncreases

    Not mock and dump blood on.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Box Office? Is this the 90s?

    by gun_will_travel

    Oh yeah, that thing that used to be important, before DVDs, Blu-Rays, iTunes, VoD, Redbox, and Netflix royalties.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Box Office is still important, if not more so.

    by tailhook

    Investors don't have as much money to throw around, and at the minimum want to be making their money on video, not digging out of a pile of debt. There also just aren't as many opportunities these days in the movie world as there aren't as many productions as there were in the 90's. Its why a lot of actors have been moving to TV as a hit TV show is far more profitable and stable work. So you see people like Dennis Quaid and Zooey Deschenel giving it a try to varying success. But becoming a topliner in films is incredibly hard and you may get a couple shots at headlining and they'd better fly or they'll give someone else a shot.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 3:14 a.m. CST

    tailhook, here's why you're misguided

    by Glenn

    There's a disgusting thing in Hollywood called 'fuckability' that disgusting execs throw around when judging how popular stars are, if they'll bring in the cash, will they open a movie, etc. It's all about sexuality. They don't hold kids and preteens to this standard for obvious reasons -- lest they want to be reported or shunned as pedophiles -- so they don't EXPECT these projects to sink or swim based on the youth talent; it has to work in conjunction with the filmmakers and the story. I'd like to know where you get off telling me I'm wrong. Do you work in the industry? I know it's easy to THINK you know how things work if you act cynical and believe every judgment is based on money, but it's a little more complex than that when children are involved.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST

    @ spaghettiwall : how do u know its gay ?

    by qwsdqwedq sdbcjhdwiuvdh

    is it coz u r gay and u would recognize gay shit when u c it ?

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 8:25 a.m. CST

    @ handofincreases : agreed

    by qwsdqwedq sdbcjhdwiuvdh

    moretz is the prom queen, not carrie. she just 2 good lucking and lacks the darkness 2 turn in2 carrie. i know, spacek was hot 2 in her day b4 she made carrie, so hope 2 b rong here

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    by AngryPiece

    Good lead up to finally showing what she looks like-hoping she can look more tired in the actual movie however.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    absurd casting....carrie should be plain..not jailbait.

    by FleshMachine


  • Oct. 17, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    by AngryPiece

    have you seen the other 'kids' that are in this movie especially the girls? Double D college aged babes with Sue as Gabriella Wilde.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    tailhook seems like an angry mid 30s fat bitch

    by AngryPiece

    Plastic surgery accusations against someone who happens to look good with make up and professional styling?

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST


    by big_dicks_cum_from_small_beginnings

    Her fuckability factor is through the roof.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    For those who say Chloe is too pretty for Carrie...

    by Inglorious Bastard

    young Sissy Spacek was prettier so your argument is invalid. Also, Chloe is not box-office poison, there is just no evidence to support this. I don't think public awareness of her is high enough to justify this claim. Translation: the average moviegoer doesn't know who the fuck she is.

  • Q.E.D.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    cannot "BE" invalid

    by FleshMachine


  • Oct. 17, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Sissy Spacek > Chloe Moretz

    by Inglorious Bastard

    I have made this opinion based on cold hard facts. Those mainly being that Sissy Spacek was indeed better looking than Chloe Moretz at her age. Others (fleshmachine) would have you believe differently, but do not take the (jail)bait. In addition, the conclusion was mostly based on my opinion, which is certainly carries more weight than anyone else's opinion. Of this I am certain. Ipso facto, ergo, therefore, in conclusion, I am right and you are thus incorrect. Enjoy your day, sir.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST


    by Inglorious Bastard

    Chloe has a tomato-shaped face.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    They are re-adapting the story, not the 70's movie verbatim

    by AngryPiece

    With that in mind, what's the problem with using someone that is cute for the lead? The guy in Chronicle is handsome as fuck but he works completely well within the movie? Why? Because of movie elements not limited to aesthetics only. The same thing goes for this movie. People honestly can't buy that cute shy people are delicious to bully? Go check the news headlines some time. Besides, look at who is casted alongside this actress as classmates.

  • lol. troll. If we want to talk about "facts" I suspect it would be easier to scientifically prove that Moretz is more attractive to more males than sissy fucking spacek. Moretz has been labeled a "sexy" young female since Kick Ass. In FACT it can caused a certain amount of controversy regarding the sexualization of kids. Can you point to any such examples with sissy spacek? Not fucking likely. She has never been a sex symbol at any point in her career. That you personally find her more attractive is irrelevant. Thanks, I am greatly enjoying my day.

  • yep

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    @IB: 'average moviegoer doesn't know who the fuck she is'

    by tailhook

    Sounds about right. But if thats the case after at least 7 movies including leading roles, you're box office poison. I can't think of a single actress that has had as big of a push as she has. She simply has not made an impact. She's had plenty of PR and choice roles and thats where she sits. Contrast that with Jennifer Lawrence who become known with Winter's Bone and parlayed that into Hunger Games and is now a bonafide star. No sane person would even claim they are in the same zipcode when it comes to star power, acting power or pretty much any type of power. People are what their record says they are. Moretz's record says she is box office poison and doesn't have the star wattage to sell films. Like Obama, no much how much spin and no matter how much you try to polish that turd, thats the record.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST


    by Inglorious Bastard

    Its weird how a star who came of age during the existence of the internet has more hits on her "sex-symbol" status than an actress who came of age in the 70's. What a freaking weird occurrence. Also, I think Chloe as a "sex-symbol" has more to do with her attitude/personality and society's obsession with younger girls than it does her looks. Anyways, if you didn't realize that I was basically conceding to your point with my first response, then you're an idiot.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    @rumourd: 'fuckability'

    by tailhook

    To be candidly honest, I don't even think she is that pretty, especially for Hollywood. She's always had a fairly weird face, a plain body, and relied way too much on the slouch and pout routine to try to get over with audiences. She's not a 'sex symbol' to anything but pedophiles. As a rule of thumb, there is always someone, somewhere that will think you're the hottest thing since chili if you show up in a Hollywood film, simply because you make films. It honestly would not surprise me in the least to find out she's lesbian. She doesn't even seem like the type that goes for dudes.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST


    by Inglorious Bastard

    Your conclusions are inherently flawed. There are tons of actors and actresses that are unknown to average audiences (including people that have had leading and supporting roles). And contrary to what you are claiming, there hasn't really been a huge push for Chloe as a leading actress. Since Kick-Ass (which was not a leading role) she has had exactly one (two if you include Let Me In even though she wasn't the main character) leading role, and that was for a low-budget indie movie, not a studio financed pic.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    rumourd: F'ability is not just for 'adults'

    by malificus

    If you think the fuckability standard doesn't get applied to underage actresses I think you are being a bit deluded. Not being a perv at all, but ever hear of a little movie called Pretty Baby? The only people that pimp out young stuff worse than Hollywood would be the music industry, maybe.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    @IB: 'the push'

    by tailhook

    Are you kidding? She was given a substantial part in a Scorsese movie. Thats like Jesus saying you're a good Christian. She was pasted into Dark Shadows. Considering she played the title role in 'Let Me In'(the Me refers to her vampire character of Abby), the movie did rest on her. The tagline for Carrie is 'You Will Know Her Name'. We've known it since 1976 in like 3 different movie variations, so who exactly do you think they're referring to? She has been tooling around the 'Wood for going on 4 years now and still can't get people to show up for her films even with this massive push. At some point, it does stop, and she is fast approaching that point. You either catch fire(which she hasn't), or they run someone else through the PR machine in your place and you snap back to obscurity and can spend the rest of your career in forgettable supporting roles and riding the Reality Circuit. I'm sure Dancing With The Stars would welcome her with open arms.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST


    by The Alienist

    One of the best parts of the end of the novel, and so very Stephen King, was during that "walk of destruction" we see in the trailer, Carrie is, at that moment, such an acute live wire of psychic energy that everyone in town is a "receiver" of her thoughts. In the later government inquests later referred to as "The White Commission", the townspeople are put on the witness stand and to the incredulity of the senators questioning, give testimony to exactly what Carrie White was thinking during her walk downtown. Very eerie, and also somewhat political as America is forced to have to deal with a true supernatural happening.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Re:Big Push

    by Inglorious Bastard

    Her part in Hugo was a supporting part no matter how you want to dress it up. Not to mention, her performance was generally well-received. Dark Shadows, also a supporting part. Let Me In, I admitted you could probably count that one, but she still wasn't the main character (there is an argument that she could be considered co-lead, so I'll concede this one). Don't you think if there was this crazy gigantic push for her that she would have played the lead in more movies? Carrie is the first real time she is being required to carry a movie from a major studio...but it hasn't been released yet. I'm not saying that your prediction will definitely not come true in the future, just that you don't really have any evidence that it is true right now.

  • and I am pretty sure you don't work in the industry, but probably think you know all about it, just cause you catered an indie shoot once. I'd just shut up if I were you.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    When is the remake of Jennifer coming out?

    by letsfightinglove

    Or the Rage: Carrie 2 sequel remake?

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Re:Big Push

    by tailhook

    Getting a supporting part(especially for a young actress since he usually does adult fare) in a Martin Scorsese film is a big deal in Hollywood. Haven't you ever at the least watched Entourage :P? Any young actress would have killed to get that part. The movie is called Let *ME* IN. Who is the main lead and declaring that, the vampire Abby as played by Moretz. Saying otherwise is like trying to claim that Billy Burke was the lead in Twlight. She's the main player in that movie and everything(including the success of said movie) rests on her, McPhee was along for the ride. And I will grant the push is not Taylor Kitsch levels of push, where he was given a couple of $200 mil blockbusters to carry and open.. but it was significant in this town and can't establish yourself opening low-budget films, you don't get the big potatoes. The town is always looking to develop the next Jennifer Lawrence or Kristen Stewart so they can front bigger productions. You either get there when you get your shot, or you get relegated back to the minors. In all likelihood, her best bet if Carrie doesn't take off is to spend half a decade in supporting roles in very small stuff and get some age on her and then find the one right role for her to bust through. Right now she needs the one thing she doesn't have.. age. People forget, but Kristen Stewart, after hitting with Panic room, spent half a decade punching a clock and relegated to such stuff as Catch That Kid before finally proving success with Twilight.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    SK remakes

    by xyvortex

    Actually, I'd love to see some of Kings earlier film adaptions redone with a little money behind them. Salem's Lot would be great and maybe a new Firestarter that is a little closer to the book.

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    moretz, Jodie foster, Natalie portman

    by gun_will_travel

    yeah, the same league

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 12:32 a.m. CST

    can't wait to see them ruin CARRIE!

    by Nintendarth


  • Oct. 18, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Has a talkbacker emerged yet called TASERCOP?

    by Nintendarth

    The Future of Law Endorsement

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Pitt as Bates

    by ron2112

    My point was not about whether or not Tony Perkins was handsome. Clearly he was, and I get that this was central to the character. But he was also timid and awkward. He did not exude masculinity. He was in no way threatening. As fine an actor as I think Pitt is (Kalifornia and 12 Monkeys come to mind) I don't think you could convincingly pass him off as a meek wallflower type. He's got an impressive range, but he drips testosterone. It didn't work for Vince Vaughn, I don't see it working for Pitt. And that's the point I was trying to make.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:29 a.m. CST

    After the Poltergeist TB, I'm bummed....

    by Glenn

    I'm severely disturbed by this thread and am officially out. The "Poltergeist" behind the scenes picture thread was such a breath of fresh air, that coming back to this one has made me realize how men in this society are just way too cavalier in raising certain gossipy topics to the level of everyday discourse, especially where it concerns an underage actress. This tailhook guy, unless he's been providing us all a good parody joke, is the most disturbing of all. There's a reason why this topic is collectively avoided in the biz now, thankfully -- it's called the Polanski effect... and NO ONE in Hollywood can afford to have that label attached to them or their work -- nor should they anyway unless they have no filter on their behavior. So all of you voting in favor of this kind of bullshit, have it at your own risk; I refuse. Would you want the grown male friends in your lives talking about your daughter this way? You can respond all you want to me, I won't know about it.

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 5:12 a.m. CST

    @ fleshmachine Sissy was hot in her day

    by qwsdqwedq sdbcjhdwiuvdh

    let me tell u - i didnt realize it till i saw her other movies. have u seen Badlands with her and martin sheen? she wore some incredibly tight jeans in that one, displaying one of the finest asses i ever saw on celluloid. i also saw her in oliver stone's jfk, and she looked amazingly galmoros and beautiful. she is just a very talented actress who could ease into a part and do whatever it takes to sell it. chloe on the other hand has only made a handful of movies - difficult to make a judgement at this point in time. but at least she is high school age. i think spacek was 28 yrs old in carrie