Very few details have been released about the upcoming remake of the 1976 horror classic, Carrie, other than the film will star 15-year-old actress Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass, Hugo).
Moretz however recently let some information about the film slip in an interview with Coming Soon. Saying the film will be more like Black Swan than the original Carrie.
Moretz let it slip that the approach to the remake is closer to Stephen King’s novel than the original film. I’m actually not looking at the original, even though De Palma’s movie was one of the best movies ever made. It’s completely iconic and I’m proud to be able to be doing a retooling of it,” Moretz said.
She continued, “We’re kind of going off the book,” the 15-year-old actress continued. “It’s darker and much more psychological. More ‘Black Swan’. You’re really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It’s set in modern time, so it’s a lot different.”
The actress said that she will have to undergo a very drastic physical transformation for the role of Carrie White, which is a departure from her past roles. “It’s something that’s very different from me,” she confessed. “It’s an out of body thing. I’m becoming a totally different person for it. I’m letting go of all of my self-esteem issues and just kind of going into it. You have to.”
Moretz also had great things to say about the film’s director, Kimberly Price. “I don’t want to jinx it, but [Pierce] is a genius, genius, genius director,” the young actress gushed. “I would never do it with someone that I don’t trust. I trust her more than a lot of the directors I’ve worked with. She’s the right woman for the job.”
Carrie’s mother will be portrayed by Julianne Moore. The film is scheduled to start production in June, and is set to be released in 2013.