CEO of MGM Says 'Carrie' Remake to Employ Some Found Footage
The new adaptation of Stephen King's classic story Carrie is already looking good with Chloe Moretz taking the titular role and Julianne Moore playing her psychotic mother, all in a film from Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce. However, some new information may make you somewhat skeptical about the project. At a talk at the University of Denver, MGM CEO Roger Birnbaum talked about some of the studios' upcoming projects, including Carrie. Apparently the film will employ the recent found footage trend to help tell at least part of the story. Before you roll your eyes, there are some things you need to know.
Movies.com (who found the story at Reddit) points out that we already know this remake is supposed to be a more loyal adaptation to King's original story. In the book, there are plenty of official documents that recount the events of the bloody prim night in the film. The site explains that this is a writing technique called epistolary, and essentially the literary cousin to found footage in filmmaking. That means the film could easily have interviews with students after the events of the film, or even cell phone footage from the prom, etc. Although, the film could easily be told by various video diaries from Carrie herself. However, I'm betting that the film will not be told entirely through found footage. It just seems like a waste. We'll try to keep you posted as the project develops. What do you think of found footage in Carrie?