Chloe Grace Moretz, covered in blood and gore, walks through a virtual inferno in the teaser trailer for Carrie. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters next year. In order to get people talking about the forthcoming remake, the first trailer was debuted at the New York Comic Con over the weekend.
The movie, based on the classic novel by Stephen King, takes a peek into the life of Carrie, a high school student who is the frequent target of bullies. However, what her classmates don’t realize is that their victim has an uncanny collection of powers that are just bubbling beneath the surface.
Chloe Grace Moretz — along with Julianne Moore, director Kimberly Peirce, and producer Kevin Misher — made an appearance at the recent New York Comic Con. After screening the Carrie teaser, the group addressed a number of Carrie-related questions including how much fake blood was spilled over the course of the production. According to Boys Don’t Cry director Peirce, nearly 1,000 gallons were used to bring Stephen King’s story to life once again.
Spinoff Online reports that, while Peirce’s version of the film will not doubt follow the same path as Brian De Palm’s original, she ultimately wanted to craft her own unique vision. “I do want to do a little shoutout to Brian, because I think he set a lot of emotion by making a fantastic movie,” the director explained. “I’m a huge fan of his movie, but I didn’t take anything from his movie. For me, it was reading Stephen King’s absolutely fantastic novel.”
Towards the end of the panel, the group revealed a viral marketing campaign that encourages folks to pick up the phone and give Carrie a call. Depending on when you dial the number, you’ll either get the girl or her mother. Interested parties should call 207-404-2604 to get a quick burst of creepy.
The teaser trailer for Carrie has been embedded below. Do you think Chloe Grace Moretz is the right choice for the role?