After watching director Kimberly Peirce’s new trailer for Carrie, one can only hope bullies will think twice before terrorizing their peers. That’s how truly terrifying this teaser trailer is for the re-adaptaion of Stephen King’s first published novel.
The trailer premiered this past weekend at the New York Comic Con, where fans were treated to the first look. Now the footage is making its rounds across social media and the web.
The story centers around Carrie (Chloë Moretz) a teenage girl who becomes the target for school bullies as she enters womanhood; however, this very natural occurrence brings about powerful telekinesis from within. Her religious mother, Margaret White (Julianne Moore) views her random spurts of energy as work of the devil. But no one knows the full extent of her power, that is until her classmates dowse the young girl in pig’s blood.
‘Carrie’ is Not a Remake But A Re-Adaptation
You may be wondering what Peirce can possibly bring to the table that hasn’t be presented before. King’s popular works have been adapted in to feature films, short films, mini-series, and countless other efforts that never made the light of day.
Peirce admits that Carrie (2013) is not a remake of Brian De Palma‘s 1976 Carrie, which starred Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, but instead a re-adaptation of the novel. Giving credit where credit is due, back in ’76, De Palma’s Carrie was (and still is) considered a pop culture phenomenon that changed the landscape of how we see thrillers.
“I didn’t take anything from [Brian De Palma]‘s movie. This is such a fantastic story and […] I need to bring it to life in a modern way. […] Our thing is naturally its own thing.”
When confronted about incorporating De Palma’s unique filming style, in particular the use of split-screen, she responded with:
“It remains to be seen.”
Carrie Terrorizes the Town of Chamberlain
The trailer looks fantastic!
Instead of giving us random shots from the film, Peirce went with a minute long crane shot and layered on top voices from concerned folks from the town. We’re looking from above at the devastation Carrie’s ensued, and then we’re left with a medium close-up of Carrie’s blood bathed body surrounded by pools of flame.
Did You Enjoy the Trailer?
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Directed by Kimberly Peirce, Carrie slams into theaters March 15th, 2013.
‘Carrie’ Teaser Trailer