Chloe Moretz Talks About a New Approach for the Remake of 'Carrie'
Just last week we learned that the found footage narrative element would be used in the developing remake of Carrie from Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce and starring Chloe Moretz (Let Me In, Kick-Ass) in the titular role. Now the 15-year old actress is making the rounds as she promotes Dark Shadows (hitting theaters next month on May 11th) and had a chance to speak about her role in the new adaptation of Stephen King's classic horror story. To begin with, she says, "I start that June 1st. I don't want to jinx it, but [Peirce] is a genius, genius, genius director. I would never do it with someone that I don't trust." Read on!
Moretz told ComingSoon, "I trust her more than a lot of the directors I've worked with. She's the right woman for the job." Though Brian De Palma already adapted the classic story into quite an iconic horror film back in 1976, this version has been said to be more true to the book. In order to make that even more evident, Moretz says that she's not even looking at the original film for any inspiration:
"I'm actually not looking at the original even though De Palma's movie was one of the best movies ever made. It's completely iconic and I'm proud to be able to be doing a retooling of it. We're kind of going off the book. It's darker and much more psychological. More 'Black Swan.' You're really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It's set in modern time, so it's a lot different."
In addition, Moretz says this is something very different for her, likely with a completely different look we haven't seen her inhabit before. The actress says, "It's something that's very different from me. It's an out of body thing. I'm becoming a totally different person for it. I'm letting go of all of my self-esteem issues and just kind of going into it. You have to." An actress like Moretz has been taking consistently dark and twisted material which makes the future of her career all the more exciting as she matures into a young woman. So far this remake sounds like it's on the right track, but stay tuned for more.