Chloë Grace Moretz, who will star as the title character in the remake of the classic Stephen King high school horror book ‘Carrie’ has created a bit of a buzz about the moving by telling Vanity Fair that the movie is like a “Black Swan Version” that “messes with your mind.”
In my opinion the 1976 version of the movie didn’t really compare to the spine-chilling horror that King’s novel presented to his terrified readers, so I really hope she was telling the truth when she said that it was “more like the book”.
In fact, I’m more excited about that, than the fact that she compared it to the psychological horror film based on ballet – Black Swan. I could take or leave Black Swan – which I thought was very watchable, but not quite as groundbreaking as a lot of people claimed.
As a massive Stephen King fan, it is a major bone of contention for me that so many of his brilliant novels have been taken and adapted into what are, quite frankly, shit films.
Apart from one or two fantastic ones (namely The Shawshank Redemption and Misery) so many of movies adapted from his gruesomely mesmerizing literature have been nothing but a massive disappointment. I’m really hoping that this version of Carrie will do the novel justice, but I won’t be holding my breath.
(Via Vanity Fair)