For better or for worse, Carrie White’s public humiliation and full “transition into womanhood” that sets-up the finale of Carrie isn’t going to be a shocker for many when the remake comes out in March. Often spoofed, the degrading of the title character by her peers is both a tragic sequence that shows the cruelty of kids but also acts a blessing for the audience as we know that this will ultimately be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. We want to see Carrie enact her revenge as much as she does. So even though it may be considered a spoiler, MGM has decided to release an image from the finale of the Carrie remake to Entertainment Weekly anyway. Like I said, it’s far from a shocker at this point. Along with an image of Chloe Grace Moretz covered in blood we also have our first official look at Julianne Moore as Carrie’s mother. You can view them below.
What’s kind of bizarre about these photos is that they obviously seem to be recreating the look of what Brain De Palma did in 1976. Outside of the two character’s outfits being almost identical to the original 70′s set film, you may notice the house behind Julianne Moor is exactly the same complete with the dated, yellowish wall panels. This wouldn’t have struck me as a concern if they were shooting a period piece. However, the writers and director behind the remake have stated how they wanted to update the original and place it in the modern world where new forms of bullying exists. Hell, one behind-the-scenes photo showed her holding a cell phone. If you are going to modernize the film, why not completely make it your own and not mimic the look of your inspiration?
I was already on the fence regarding the film – not because I think the original film is considered sacred – because I feel that Moretz is simply too pretty for the role. Her performance may say otherwise, but I have a hard time believing she would be ridiculed. We will have to see when all this comes to the screen on March 13, 2013.