Stephen King's CARRIE remake (2013)

  • HorrorHound

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    Apr 19, 2012 11:27 AM GMT
    Soon to be filming is the next horror remake from Hollywood: Stephen King's Carrie!

    Now, like most I'm tired of the hurdles of remakes Hollywood throws out - however its been going on for over a decade now, so I've accepted it!

    However, let me just say: I'm a super huge fan of the Brian DePalma film from 1976 starring Sissy Spacek & Pieper Laurie. However, I have my several editions of the '76 film on my shelves - that PERFECT lil' movie isn't ever going anywhere!!

    Back to this CARRIE remake : Hollywood is wanting to do a "anti bullying" film in the manner of a horror film. CARRIE is one of the best anti-bullying statement films out there. Therefore, this film is relevant to our times of now (w/ all the mass publicized Bullying incidents everywhere) - & another reason: It'll actually follow the original Stephen King novel whereas the Brian DePalma film didn't.

    One name is attached: Carrie will be played by Chloe Moretz ("hit girl" from KICKASS, Let Me In, & Tim Burton's Dark Shadows)

    Two BIG BIG hollywood names are swimming around the role of the nutty religious mom, Margarat White -- Both Jody Foster & Julian Moore (negotiations are going that Julianne Moore is getting the part!)

    w/ this cast at the helm along Kim Pierce, director of the tear jerking BOYS DON'T CRY - looks like we got the RIGHT recipe for a great movie on human tragedy. I'm In! icon_cool.gif
  • djzilla

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    Apr 19, 2012 12:18 PM GMT
    Really? Another remake....gross!

    We already had a remake of this film and a sequel "Rage: Carrie 2"

    Entirely unnecessary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Apr 19, 2012 12:19 PM GMT
    I just can't believe Dakota Fanning didn't get the role. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 19, 2012 12:28 PM GMT
    I'm going to have to stay on the lookout for this one. For the most part, remakes don't hold weight against the original. The only saving grace will be if they decide to stay closer to the book, with a focus on character development and topic matter.

    Keep us posted!
  • BlackRussian1...

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    Apr 19, 2012 12:43 PM GMT
    Kimberly Pierce is a good director and Boys Don't Cry and Carrie have quite a few things in common (I hadn't though of the two together before, so thank you!), so perhaps it will be decent. HOWEVER, wasn't the previous remake less than 15 years ago!? Here's an idea Hollywood: film an ORIGINAL story with an original script. Carrie (Depalma) is fine on its own, no need to remake it.

    (As an aside, the only remake as of late that I've seen which has exceeded the original on almost every level is Rob Zombie's Halloween II, an amazing if flawed film and vastly underrated film...the anti-Precious film about the horror/trauma of family life.)
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    Apr 19, 2012 12:54 PM GMT
    Well - remember ya'll - Yes Remaking stuff sucks - but its what Hollywoods been doing. however this is NOT a remake of the orignal Depalma film like the television NBC remake from 2000 was - this is a direct adaption of the Stephen King book.

    Which Depalma's film didn't closely follow. Things such as:

    Carrie White from the beginning is a chubby girl, w/ the acknowledgement of her powers & will to use it causes her to sickly thin out over the stretch of the book.

    As the massacre at the prom happens - Carrie is outside the auditorium the entire time w/ her bloodsoaked wide eyed face pressed up against the glass doors looking in & watching her massacre take form....

    The Depalma film will always be around - its a perfect classic - I'm actually okay w/ this movie being RETOLD. Its a timeless story, & its more relevant than ever.
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    Apr 19, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    BlackRussian13 saidKimberly Pierce is a good director and Boys Don't Cry and Carrie have quite a few things in common (I hadn't though of the two together before, so thank you!), so perhaps it will be decent. HOWEVER, wasn't the previous remake less than 15 years ago!? Here's an idea Hollywood: film an ORIGINAL story with an original script. Carrie (Depalma) is fine on its own, no need to remake it.

    (As an aside, the only remake as of late that I've seen which has exceeded the original on almost every level is Rob Zombie's Halloween II, an amazing if flawed film and vastly underrated film...the anti-Precious film about the horror/trauma of family life.)


    Completely agreed - while not perfect, I loved Rob Zombies Halloween II. He had the massive BALLS to make the film he wanted to make & unlike any other Halloween film out there. He succeeded. & yes, the "trauma" the two lead girls (Laurie & Annie) deal with from the experience in part 1 is well done. It broke my heart when Michael kills Annie & then annie's sheriff father finds her. icon_sad.gif

    Oh, but Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 sequel isn't considered a remake of the original 1981 Halloween 2.
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    Apr 19, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
    I just hope they don't butcher the movie, its a horror movie and should be kept like that instead of turning it into a drama.
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    Oh no its gonna be a hard R horror film! Lol. Even the original had all the dramatic bits between Carrie being bullied or her relationship w/ her mom. Again, this will closely follow book , unlike DePalma's version did. Afterall its Stephen King we're talking here! ;)
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    I'm sorry but Chloe Moretz?

    The thing that made me shit my pants from watching the original was the brilliant and haunting acting of Sissy Spacek, I mean from her looks to her character it was like this movie was only made for her to be the main character for.

    This is what's hollywood is going to do with the remake, it will be like a Nightmare on Elm Street thing where they cast "some" not very well known actors and turn it into a modern teen horror thriller which nowadays are totally shit. I mean the only remakes i've liked so far are the halloween movies and Amityville Horror but those were still pretty crappy remakes.

    Here's an idea hollywood, why not make a prequel? Wouldn't people like to know how Carrie was given these supernatural powers? Why her mother is a crazy religious woman?
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    Well I actually think NOT having all A-list actors makes the horror film more realistic/unsafe for viewer - however w/ Jodie Foster & Julianne Moore being casted, it could be done well.

    Though yeah i HATED the Nightmare remake - the problem wasnt the actors, it was lousy direction, bad casting, bad script, horrible CGI effects, oh &...freddy wasnt as scary as the original Freddy from part 1.
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    GERGIN saidI'm sorry but Chloe Moretz?

    The thing that made me shit my pants from watching the original was the brilliant and haunting acting of Sissy Spacek, I mean from her looks to her character it was like this movie was only made for her to be the main character for.

    This is what's hollywood is going to do with the remake, it will be like a Nightmare on Elm Street thing where they cast "some" not very well known actors and turn it into a modern teen horror thriller which nowadays are totally shit. I mean the only remakes i've liked so far are the halloween movies and Amityville Horror but those were still pretty crappy remakes.

    Here's an idea hollywood, why not make a prequel? Wouldn't people like to know how Carrie was given these supernatural powers? Why her mother is a crazy religious woman?


    Funny you mention that Amityville remake - Chloe Moretz was the lil daughter in it lol
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    Apr 19, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    Is it odd that today there is both a thread about having a period and a thread about the movie Carrie?
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    Apr 19, 2012 5:37 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidIs it odd that today there is both a thread about having a period and a thread about the movie Carrie?


    No, it's a thread about a peroid. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 19, 2012 5:37 PM GMT
    A remake that actually follows the book? Not possible. There is ALWAYS deviation somewhere in a movie icon_rolleyes.gif

    Even though I liked the original film adaptation, the story is so much more gory and twisted in the book. I'll spare myself the $10+ for a movie ticket and just read the book again, lol.

    I love the book, though. I did a book report on it in 8th grade, which my English teacher thought was hilarious icon_cool.gif
  • calibro

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    Apr 19, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    stupid
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    Apr 19, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    FUCK yeh I'm watching this... loved the original and look forward to a re-make - hopeful that it's not crap, but will check imdb first icon_smile.gif Or watch it while I clean my bathroom lol woo!
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    Apr 19, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    No need to be remade, the original got it fine.

    Enough with the remakes already. Is there really such little creativity left in Hollywood? Remaking the Karate Kid, seriously? The list goes on. Its getting to the point of stupidity.
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    Apr 19, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    jackrabbit108 saidNo need to be remade, the original got it fine.

    Enough with the remakes already. Is there really such little creativity left in Hollywood? Remaking the Karate Kid, seriously? The list goes on. Its getting to the point of stupidity.


    What bugs me most about Hollywood's remake craze is that they're mainly remaking previous hits. Why not try to remake movies that were duds so that they have a second chance in the theaters? Take a failure and improve it.
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    SPOOKYdude saidCARRIE is one of the best anti-bullying statement films out there.


    I think I got so used to bullying being some contemporary concept that I never would have thought of Carrie quite that way, though you are correct, of course.

    Also, Carrie has been around for so long, since I was in high school, that I'd forgotten it was a Stephen King creation.

    Just wiki'd King and found this of gay interest...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_King
    "King's daughter Naomi is a Unitarian Universalist Church minister in Plantation, Florida with her same-sex partner, Rev. Dr. Thandeka"
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    i think it will be awesome from what you have said...chloe moretz was brilliant in let me in, i was completely absorbed by her character and either jodie foster or julianne moore would be great as the mother
    if they stay true to the book it would be a great movie like you said with that cast i look forward to seeing it
  • creature

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    Apr 20, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    I'll have to see by the trailer whether or not I'll see this remake. The names of those involved makes it appear promising, but even having a pool of great talent can still produce an uninspiring picture.

    As much as I dislike the idea of remakes, I don't rule them out completely because some good remakes have been made. Since this is supposedly more faithful to the book, I think it deserves a chance.
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    Apr 20, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    There was already a Carrie 2 and a Carrie Remake (made for TV though) that bombed. Do we really need to keep trying?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144814/
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319970/
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    Apr 20, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    another terrible idea that will end up in another shitty remake like all the rest of them

    Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie put in Oscar worthy performances. Plus the supporting cast of John Travolta, PJ Soles, Karen Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt and especially Amy Irving were very vital and top notch in their own right. Unless this movie can surpass or even come close, whats the point. You cannot improve on the original. The dialogue between Carrie and her mother, the inflections, the shock of the blood, it can not be duplicated.

    I suppose the casting of Julianne Moore is solid enough and thats a positive but even she cannot match Piper's delivery and doubt that Moretz can even tough Sissy.

    The problem with these movies is that they never improve on the original. The only remake I think that did do that was Invasion of the Body Snatchers because the characters were so well written and given great stuff to work with and the actors all 4 of the leads were brilliant. Today's movies do not seem much about the acting so how can a Carrie remake pull it off.
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    Apr 20, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    I can answer this easily icon_smile.gif a) this new version is gonna follow the book - The 76 film did not. We are gonna have Jodie Foster or Julianne Moore, you got a oscar nominated director of BOYS DONT CRY - its a timeless story thats relevant to the bullying of today. Very poignant