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Hit Girl to become Carrie

Moretz is in negotiations

By Robert T. Trate     March 27, 2012
Source: Hollywood Reporter

No matter how hard you try, you just can’t keep Carrie down. Hollywood Reporter announced today that Kick Ass and Hugo star Chloe Moretz is in negotiations for the remake of Carrie. Carrie was originally a novel by horror master Stephen King and made into a film by Brian De Palma in 1976. The film starred an up incoming John Travolta, Piper Laurie, and Sissy Spacek as the title character. A TV Movie was made in 2002 based on the King novel featuring Angela Bettis as Carrie and was directed by David Carson (Star Trek: Generations).

This remake will be adapted by playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee and Big Love) and directed by Kimberly Peirce (Stop Loss).

 

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MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 3/27/2012 4:50:08 PM

I for one don't mind remakes and I hope this one comes out well. And as good an actress as I think Chloe is I don't for a minute believe somebody as pretty as she is would ever be unpopular by any means. Unless they ugly her up like they did for Theron in that Monster movie.

violator14 3/27/2012 5:00:57 PM

Counting the days til they decide to re-make GodFather 1,2, & 3. It's only a matter of time my friends.....

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 3/27/2012 5:09:32 PM

And if they do, it won't matter.

jimvo99 3/27/2012 6:00:09 PM

The Godfather remakes starring Will and Jaden Smith......

Whiskeymovie 3/27/2012 8:41:00 PM

I couldn't care less if they remake every movie ever made, especially the Godfather, the most overrated movie ever, next to Citizen Kane....This could be good, but isnt she a little young? Although, I guess she will be like 16-17 when this gets made...im in...she is a great young actress.

fatpantz 3/27/2012 11:39:04 PM

Make this dark and dirty like the book.  i still love the original, but i have always believed that if this was made right, it could be great as a remake...the toughest part is doing a bigger performance than Sissy Spacek, she made that movie.  I would also like to see Christine remade to follow the book a bit more too.

Dazzler 3/28/2012 5:06:31 AM

I am hoping for a Kick-ass 2 soon...

monkeyfoot 3/28/2012 8:01:31 AM

Monkeyfoot's Rules of Remakes kind of sees this as borderline. I'm all for remakes of films that are based on another medium (novels, etc.). But I do understand the feelings of people against this. The original film seemed to do the subject matter perfectly.

A good measure of a movie classic is how much it has become a part of pop culture and the imagery and idea of this is there. But it is now all prevading like say the aforementioned Godfather or Gone With The Wind. And again I'm sure there is more things to mine from the book that wasn't used the first time.

The problem comes is if the filmmakers can pull off that special x factor, that right combo of writing, direction, and acting that will make this another cultural icon. Odds are usually against it. 

InnerSanctum 3/28/2012 8:29:15 AM

 Okay, actually, this is the third remake.  They made one with the same plot, except they used a goth, and called it Carrie 2.  Sissy nailed the part in the origional.  She even looked the part of a shy, not quite attractive,unpopular, repressed teenager with major mother issues.  

Doesn't King have a plethera of books to choose from instead of doing remakes?  Did anyone see that dismal Shining made for TV remake a few years ago?  I'm in the camp that King wrote his best stuff early on in his career.  I'd say, he does a much better short story than a novel...IMO.  

Wiseguy 3/28/2012 8:48:00 AM

Remake everything so what. I don't really get all the indignation.

I liked Clash of the Titans and the remake did not take away from it. I love LOVE all 3 King Kong films and that's just 2 examples. The originals lost nothing and some remakes actually add to the experience or story

Sooner or later someone will remake the Godfather and that's ok. The fact of the matter is that most younger folk probably won't have seen it or won't see it unless it's new.

As for this, well to be honest it doesn't need a remake ;) jk. Actually the story just doesn't really intrigue me the way it used to when I was younger. Just don't scare as easily now......unless I'm home alone :) I'll wait for a trailer before deciding
 

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