No one’s laughing at the new trailer for “Carrie.” Following yesterday’s tease, the full length trailer has been released that shows how director Kimberly Peirce is approaching the Stephen King classic.
Honestly this trailer seems very reminiscent of the Brian De Palma classic from 1976. The main difference here is that Carrie’s telekinesis is treated almost as a superpower instead of being a terrifying part of adolescence. It remains to be seen if that’s indicative of the movie as a whole, or if that’s actually how it’s going to fit into the movie.
When IFC caught up with stars Moretz and Julianne Moore back in January, Moretz talked about the role of the telekinesis.
“If you look at it from a telekinetic point of view, I don’t think that was used as much in the first film as in our film,” she said. “Other people might be like, ‘Oh, that’s her downfall,’ or you can argue with it, because it’s not logical — ‘Huh, I just moved you’ — right? But here it’s like, ‘Wow, this might be who I am.’ It’s more of a sense of her becoming something. When she’s overly happy, it comes out. When she’s angry, it comes out. It takes her strongest emotion and multiplies it by a hundred, and her whole body tenses up and things move with her. When she’s alone and in her own mind, she can thrive, and you smile.”
“Carrie” stars Moretz, Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday and Ansel Elgort. It’s due in theaters on October 18.
Here’s the official synopsis for the remake:
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.