Carrie (2013): New Trailer

A Carrie remake – so why care? Mainly because this one is being helmed by Kimberly Peirce, the director of Boys Don’t Cry. So what does this mean?

  1. We can expect a more interesting approach to the representation of women in this version. Probably one that doesn’t rest entirely on a concept of female hysteria.
  2. Another woman is stepping up to the directorial plate to make a commercially viable genre picture. Groovy.
  3. Sometimes, ‘I before E except after C’ doesn’t apply.
James Curnow is an obsessive cinephile and the owner and head editor of CURNBLOG. His work as a film journalist has been published in a range of print and digital publications, including The Guardian, Broadsheet and Screening the Past. James is currently working through a PhD in Film Studies, focused primarily on issues of historical representation in Contemporary Hollywood cinema.

10 thoughts on “Carrie (2013): New Trailer

  1. I am having a hard time getting excited about this one although I am sure I will end up seeing it due to my curiosity all the same. I saw the trailer for it at the theater last week and felt Carrie appeared to be a bit too “hip” to portray a convincing outcast but I could be wrong; a lot of the shots seemed to resemble De Palma’s direction as well. Nevertheless, as one commenter remarked above, if the film ends up integrating more of the book’s structure I will end up feeling a bit more excited about it but, otherwise, the original is a bit too near and dear to me to be too open-minded about a remake, haha.

  2. OMG. I didn’t know that!!!! Now I’m interested in the film. Otherwise I would have had…zero interest in yet another remake. Out of curiosity, what are your thoughts on Katherine Bigelow?

  3. The novel (King’s first, as you know) has a tricky structure, alternating after-the-fact court testimony and documentary evidence with real-time narrative leading up to the prom-night disaster. The trailer suggests the new film will follow that structure more closely than De Palma’s film. That’s smart — it would be hard to match, let alone equal, the emotional impact of the earlier film.

  4. Looks like it could be a worthy remake. Most of them should be sent straight to Hell, along with the studio executives and producers who couldn’t be bothered to come up with an original idea.

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