Shortly after it was screened during a panel at New York Comic-Con, the first teaser trailer for "Carrie" remake makes its way out onto the web. As shown at NYCC, the video highlights apocalyptic theme rather than gory scenes. The audio of the footage also gives goosebumps to viewers as a female voice is heard softly singing an ode in a spooky way.
The teaser itself sees a helicopter shot of a school on fire and other massive destruction in Carrie's small hometown. Chloe Moretz's titular character is featured covered in blood at the end of the short video. "She wasn't some monster. She was just a girl," so a voiceover says in the teaser.
During the NYCC panel, director Kimberly Peirce explained that she wanted to include more destruction scenes and a major change in the story of "Carrie". She explained that some parts of her remake film would adapt to modern day, in which contemporary social media played a significant role when bad girl Sue Snell issued campaign of terror against Carrie.
Moretz herself dished on the infamous blood scene in the film adaptation of Stephen King's famous horror novel. "It was probably the most fun for about the first two weeks of it, and then after that it was sticky and wet and freezing. But it was amazing," she said. "The blood became part of who you are. I got used to coming home every night covered in blood."
Meanwhile Julianne Moore, who plays Carrie's mom Margaret, said of the relationship between the mother and daughter, "The character is rooted in isolation. When she was pregnant, she thought the child was a cancer and delivered alone... The minute Carrie starts moving away from her, she begins to parent her. But it comes from a place love."
"Carrie" centers on a shy high school student Carrie White, who is raised by a bigoted mother. As she reaches puberty, the young girl possesses a destructive telepathic power that she uses for lethal means to execute her classmates who bully her during a prom night. The remake will be released in the U.S. on March 15, 2013.