Some early released stills are out from the new Carrie remake. And they look good.
I hold that Carrie is one of King's best book-to-movie translations despite the amount of storytelling that takes place in a teenage girl's private thoughts. For the time, the effects in the classic were well done enough to be convincing, and the story was original enough to be terrifying.
The photos show a dedication to the original that is a necessity. You can't change too much, something this iconic should be retold, not rebooted. The prom dress and the nightgown are spot on. While a retelling allows for some creative freedom, I pray they do justice to the ending. There are enough improvements in special effects to allow a sharp rise in their ability.
I had no idea Julianne Moore had been cast as Carrie's psychotic mother. I immediately was able to see how well she could portray her. Practicing the spaced out look of Sarah Palin was surely a help.
Sorry, folks. A girl's gotta get in her digs where she can.