Horror classic 'Carrie' gets a new spin
A teaser trailer for the remake of ‘Carrie’ has been released, showing Chloë Moretz transform into the demented title character.
Carrie is billed as a "re-imagining" of the classic horror story from Stephen King, NME reports.
The novel was first adapted to film in 1976, with the legendary cult horror starring Sissy Spacek.
The new version, including the Kick-Ass and 500 Days of Summer star as Carrie, a girl who unleashes telekinetic terror on her town after a prank backfires on prom night.
Alongside Moretz, Carrie co-stars Julianne Moore as the girl's overbearing mother and Judy Greer as a gym teacher who tries in vain to protect her from the school bullies, whose prank eventually pushes Carrie White over the edge.
"I try to strip away all the layers on the publicity side of it, and try to look at it as what it is," Moretz told MTV News at New York Comic Con about how she approached Carrie.
"It's a beautiful acting piece between a mother and a daughter. It has the really cool aspects of telekinesis. That's how I judge it and that's how I look at it as an actress. I try to forget about if we're going to live up to the expectations of what people are going to want."
The remake, directed by Kimberley Peirce ( Boys Don't Cry, Stop-Loss) is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, best known for his work on HBO drama series Big Love is scheduled for release on March 15, 2013.