Friday, April 06, 2012

Keep Calm and Carrie On


OMG - the event to surpass all events is just around the corner. Have you all heard the news? No? Okay, okay, I might be a little ahead of myself here but there are rumours of a possible Carrie remake. You know, the pigs blood, the creepy eyes, the gym on fire? Basically, the ultimate bully-revenge movie is about to get remade!


Sissy Spacek as Carrie in the 1976 original movie.
If that wasn't sex-noises to your ears, wait til you get a hold of this: Chloë Moretz (Hugo, Kick-Ass) has been selected to play the part of Carrie White. Although she wouldn't be my first pick (Dakota Fanning is - and I still think she would be brilliant in the role) i'm happy nonetheless that they chose a star who is ACTUALLY age appropriate for a movie centered around high school drama. It's going to be directed by Kimberly Peirce, the mastermind behind Boys Don't Cry and Stop-Loss.

The timing is perfect as this movie couldn't be any more relevant with all the anti-bullying movements going on around the country.
In theory, this is awesome. I mean, it's the best news since I found out Under The Dome might get the TV treatment. Carrie was the first Stephen King novel I read. When I watched that movie way back in the 90's, I had never experienced hype - or a sense of wanting and/or longing for something more. That movie created that feeling inside me. When the credits rolled, I noticed in small print the following:

"Based on the novel "Carrie" by Stephen King"

Now, it has to be said, I wasn't much of a reader back then. Sure, I was always at the library; I loved books, I just didn't read them. So when I went to the Aylmer public library the following day, I picked up the book and decided to give it a try. I found a spot in the beanie bag corner and started to read Carrie.

Can I state that this movie/book combination stirred something in me, brought me to where I am now - what with a love for horror movies, books, and writing - Yeah, I think I can. Factor in my french teacher's writing exercises and my active imagination, and you have there the cocktail of my foundation.

Carrie - Fanmade Poster
A teaser poster from FirstShowing

It just sucks balls that the movie comes out in 2013. After whatever it is that's suppose to kill us in 2012. *sigh*

Candles are out,
Eleven's ink

 

2 comments:

  1. My God! I've never seen any movie versions of the book but Stephen King's novel terrified & yet amazed me! I hate horror books and yet this fascinated me and I could not put it down! I must've read it in a few days because I was still busy with school work- it was during the week which made it a pain, too! :)) I'm actually kind of looking forward to a movie- I think they can do so much with it & it will be amazing to see all the blood and gore brought to life on the screen :)

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  2. A second thing, I agree with you on the idea of Dakota Fanning being the perfect Carrie actress :) & also, that cover for the movie is so perfect it gives me chills! This is going to be phenomenal! :)

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