New York Comic-Con took place over the weekend, and you can check out the most important stuff (read: awesome costumes) over at Gamma Squad, but there’s considerable buzz today over the details that were announced regarding the remake of the 1976 horror classic Carrie. Directed by Kimberly Peirce, who is the female Brian De Palma, according to something I just made up now, the remake stars Julianne Moore and Chloe Moretz and they were both on hand to answer questions and reveal the film’s first teaser.
As is common for teasers and trailers revealed at Comic-Con, this one is nowhere to be found online, which means sneaky people with camera phones are slacking. Fortunately, plenty of other websites wrote 700-word detailed descriptions of the teaser, but we’ll go with Entertainment Weekly’s because it’s the shortest.
The NYCC crowd got an exclusive first look at Carrie‘s teaser trailer, which begins with a helicopter shot showing the school gym on fire, but then shows a trail of destruction leading throughout Carrie‘s small town…ending with a close-up on a blood-covered Moretz. The teaser features a cacophony of voices talking about Carrie — including the memorable line “She wasn’t some monster. She was just a girl.” — implying, perhaps, that the remake would adhere close to the structure of King’s original novel, which was written in a pseudo-epistolary style. (Brian De Palma’s original Carrie film in the late ’70s jettisoned that structure in favor of a more straightforward linear narrative.)
The film’s stars also revealed that the plot will focus heavily on social media bullying, which is a little, um, awkward in light of recent events.
But EW also revealed an exclusive photo from the set and another image was released this weekend, and even Entertainment Tonight will have exclusive footage from the set this week. So if you’re overly excited about this film, you need to go outside.