'Carrie' Remake Pushed Back to October & Gets Bloody New Poster
After our own Tyler Wantuch made a call for what he would like to see in Kimberly Peirce's new take on Stephen King's classic Carrie, it looks like the film won't be arriving as early as expected. Though the film was slated for release on March 15th, Sony Pictures announced today that the film has been pushed back to October 18th. Honestly, that makes it a better fit for the Halloween season, but we can't help but be worried by a delay like that. Maybe the studio felt the film was a better horror film than a March release implied, but maybe there's trouble behind the scenes in post-production? There's no specifics. Read on!
At this point, it's hard to say what caused the delay, but now the film will open against Luc Besson's Malavita and Warner Bros. The Seventh Son, two films that don't really have much hype yet, and aren't really worrisome contenders. If we're being really optimistic, maybe Sony thinks there's some Oscar worthy performances from Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore, and they'd like to position the film better for awards season. We may never know. In the meantime, The Film Stage noticed this new poster (with the old release date) featuring a different blood soaked image of the titular character after the iconic blood spill:
Kimberly Peirce (of Boys Don't Cry) directs this new adaptation of Stephen King's novel Carrie, with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (a writer and producer from "Glee" and "Big Love"). Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass, Let Me In, Hugo) stars in the film about a sheltered high school girl who unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers and her unstable mother (Julianne Moore). The film also stars Judy Greer and Portia Doubleday. ScreenGems finished shooting Carrie early last year, and plans to release the new adaptation in theaters everywhere starting on October 18th, 2013.