The 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013

21. Carrie

Director: Kimberly Peirce
Stars: Chloë Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russel, Ansel Elgort, Cynthia Preston
Release Date: October 18

Do we really need a Carrie remake? Probably not, since Stephen King's 1974 novel is great enough to exist on its own and Brian De Palma's 1976 adaptation did a fine job of satisfying King loyalists and horror enthusiasts alike. Further complicating things for director Kimberly Peirce's (Boys Don't Cry) re-imagining is the casting of the button-cute Chloë Moretz, a seriously talented young actress who, there's no way around it, seems too attractive to play the awkward, undesirable, telekinetically gifted high school outcast Carrie White.

What's really piquing our interest about the Carrie remake, though, are the reports that Peirce's film will stick closer to the book than De Palma's. In this version, the narrative will derive from other characters' testimonies and recollections about Carrie's quiet, unexpected malevolence. In a real world terrorized by school shootings and bullied teens, commentary via a mainstream horror movie could be rather poignant, if handled properly.

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