If catching the remake of the classic Brian De Palma film ‘Carrie’ was on your list of movies to see in March, you may want to scratch it out as Screen Gems has announced that they will be bumping the film’s release to October 18th.
This makes a lot of sense since, after all, ‘Carrie’ is a horror film and would play much better during the month of Halloween. Originally Screen Gems had ‘No Good Deed’ in the October 18th spot, but now that the film has been shuffled to January, it left them with an opportunity to put ‘Carrie’ in its place. This sets the movie premiering the weekend after ‘Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For’ and before ‘Paranormal Activity 5’ and ‘The World’s End.’ As for the weekend itself, ‘Carrie’ will be up against the fantasy film ‘The Seventh Son’ and the crime drama ‘Malavita,’ but the studio is banking on horror to win out that weekend.
‘Carrie’ is directed by Kimberly Peirce based on a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (‘Glee’, ‘Big Love’). But don’t think this is simply a remake. This adaptation of ‘Carrie’ will lean more towards the Stephen King book and not the iconic horror film.
Starring in the film will be Chloe Moretz as Carrie, Julianne Moore (who ironically will be competing against herself on the new release date as she also stars in ‘The Seventh Son’), Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, and Gabriella Wilde.
A teaser was released last October and although we’ll have to wait another 10 months to see ‘Carrie,’ here’s hoping Screen Gems will decide not to wait on releasing a full theatrical trailer. You can be sure that when one drops, we’ll have it here for you!
So how do you feel about having to wait until October to see ‘Carrie?’
Source: Box Office Mojo