'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.
Elite cast, talented director...both mean nothing unless the screenwriter can deliver. Story is everything. And, forgive me, but it's not very promising when your resume highlight is GLEE. :/ As a devoted King fan, I'm less excited about this, more invested in what becomes of the new IT adaptation, tentatively announced by Warner Bros. to hold the weight of not one, but *two* feature films.
Corpse Bride on Jan 2, 2013
The screenwriter to me actually seems very promising. About a month ago I watched a short film that he wrote called Dark Matters (vimeo link below) that was a very invigorating and nostalgic sci fi. http://vimeo.com/37520023 "Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is an award-winning play-wright, comic book and television writer. His plays have been produced Off-Broadway and regionally. For Marvel comics, he has written The Fantastic Four, Nightcrawler, Spider-Man and the Stephen King’s graphic novel adaptation The Stand. In 2011 he was approached by the producers of the troubled Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark to help rewrite the script. Additionally he has written for the HBO series Big Love and Fox’s Glee."
Marcus on Jan 3, 2013
Right there with you. Im excited for it. People arent scared of clowns anymore. That needs to change!
Whatsxhisxname on Jan 2, 2013
Er...you sure you got the right movie there pal?
norm on Jan 3, 2013
I hate poster taglines. No matter how good they actually are... I don't know they just seem so lame now. Just the title of the movie and the artwork, please. And those indecipherable credits.
OfficialJab on Jan 3, 2013
DAVIDPD on Jan 3, 2013
Closer to Halloween makes sense. March-April has some heavy hitters that will all be fighting for attention, Oz, GI Joe sequel, Jurassic Park 3D...I believe they all open within a month of each other. The only one that looks great to me is Jurassic Park 3D...but still, they are all major releases.
Chris Groves on Jan 3, 2013
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