Horror movie buffs who were hoping to catch director Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie remake this March will have to wait a while longer. The film is now scheduled hit theaters next fall.
Starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, Carrie will attempt to scare up some business at the US box office this October. According to Cinema Blend, the film will now square off against filmmaker Luc Besson’s crime thriller Malavita and the fantasy flick The Seventh Son which also stars Julianne Moore.
Internet Movie Database has the following synopsis:
“Carrie White is a lonely and awkward teen who is constantly bullied at school by her peers, and beaten at home at the hands of her religious mother. But Carrie has a secret: She’s been blessed with the terrifying power of telekinesis; and when her peers decide to pull a prank on her at prom, they’ll soon learn a deadly lesson: If you play with fire, you get burned.”
In order to prepare moviegoers for the film’s release, the marketing team behind Carrie have unleashed a few interesting promotional campaigns. In addition to getting a Christmas-themed poster, prospective viewers can sign up for a viral phone line which allows them to receive calls from Carrie and her deranged mother.
The Inquisitr previously reported that star Chloe Grace Moretz believes the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie will be much darker than Brian de Palma’s classic.
“I’m becoming a totally different person for it. I’m letting go of all of my self-esteem issues and just kind of going into it,” the actress said during a recent interview, adding that she didn’t plan on watching the 1976 version of the story.
Director Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie — which also stars Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, and Ansel Elgort — now opens in the US on October 18.