Remaking a horror film that's already a cult classic will always get some resistance from fans and horror otakus alike, but Hollywood seems to get it right (some of the time) as in the case of the recent release of 'Evil Dead'. The remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 cult classic, possessed the top spot at the U.S. box office this weekend with an estimated US$26 million three-day haul and it seems that there might be another contender.
After we've seen her kicking some butt in the recent trailer of Kick-Ass 2, Hit Girl...we mean Chloë Grace Moretz gets her scary face on as Carrie White in the cult-classic redo, 'Carrie' based on Stephen King's novel of the same name.
From the trailer, Moretz seems to do a great job as the tormented teen and Julianne Moore looks equally scary as her ultra-religious mother.
The remake sees Kimberly Pierce taking over directorial duties from Brian de Palma, who made the 1976 original. A TV movie based on the novel was also made in 2002, although a 1999 sequel,' The Rage: Carrie 2', focusing on the character’s half-sister and her own telekinetic abilities, was poorly received. The novel also inspired a Broadway musical, which opened – and closed – in 1988 after just 21 performances and is widely regarded as one of the biggest theatrical flops of all time.
Moretz previously revealed she had been aiming to get into character by sleeping in her wardrobe – and added that the film was going to take a different angle from previous adaptations.
‘Carrie’s completely different from me. It’s an out-of-body thing. I’m becoming a totally different person for it,’ the 16-year-old explained. ‘We’re really looking into Carrie’s mind this time. It’s going to be more psychological; more Black Swan.’