Just in time for the holiday weekend, Screen Gems has released a new motion poster for director Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie. For those unfamiliar, the film revolves around a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers and who is abused at home by her ultra-religious mother (Julianne Moore) and tormented at school by her peers. This motion poster shows flashes of some of the more horror-infused scenes that were gleaned in the recent theatrical trailer, but the crux of the poster boasts a twist on the famous line, “Keep Calm and Carrie On.”
Hit the jump to check out the motion poster. The film also stars Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Ansel Elgort, Alex Russell, and Gabriella Wilde. Carrie opens on October 18th.
We’ve got quite a few new posters to share this evening. Briefly:
- Rush – The new poster for director Ron Howard’s F1 racing drama starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, and Olivia Wilde. The film opens on September 20, 2013.
- The Way, Way Back – A new poster for the Sundance hit takes the film’s water park theme to heart. The pic stars Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, and Toni Collette and opens on July 5th. Read Matt’s review here.
- Red 2 – A couple of new character posters for the sequel showcase stars Helen Mirren and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The film opens on July 19th.
- Before Midnight – A photoshop heavy debut poster for the third film in Richard Linklater’s Before series. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy and opens on May 24th. Read Matt’s review here.
- Carrie – A new UK poster for director Kimberly Peirce’s remake shows the intensity of star Chloe Grace Moretz. The film also stars Julianne Moore and opens on October 18th.
- V/H/S/2 – The poster for the horror anthology sequel is rather teasing, but nonetheless straightforward. The film opens on July 12th. Read Matt’s review here.
Hit the jump to check out the posters and synopses.
A few new images from director Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie have made their way online. For those unfamiliar, the film revolves around a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers and who is abused at home by her ultra-religious mother (Julianne Moore) and tormented at school by her peers. Matching the quality of Brian De Palma’s previous film adaptation is a tall order, and the recent full trailer for Carrie promised that Peirce isn’t holding back on the intensity of the story. It remains to be seen if this adaptation can confidently stand alone, but the prospect of some epic stand-offs between Moretz and Moore is certainly promising.
Hit the jump to check out the new images. The film also stars Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Ansel Elgort, Alex Russell, and Gabriella Wilde. Carrie opens on October 18th.
This week on The Collision, we talk about violence: its appeal, its execution, its affect, and its acceptance. This all ties in with the release of Fede Alvarez‘ gruesome remake of Evil Dead. As always, we finish up with our recommendations.
Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“Film Criticism and Room 237“), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg, @AdamChitwood, and @DrClawMD (Dave Trumbore). Hit the jump to check out the trailers for this week’s recommendations.
Screen Gems has released the first full trailer for director Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) upcoming remake Carrie. Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, the film revolves around a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers and who is abused at home by her ultra-religious mother (Julianne Moore) and tormented at school by her peers. This full trailer gives us a much better idea of what Peirce’s vision for the story looks like (it’s almost too revealing), and it’s clear that this Carrie is going to be quite intense. There’s a bit of a superhero bent to the scenes in which Carrie is discovering her powers, and Peirce doesn’t look to be holding back when it comes to the more violent aspects of the story. The highlight, though, is the scenes between Moretz and Moore, which promise to be sufficiently disturbing. Matching the quality of Brian De Palma‘s masterful 1976 adaptation is a tall order, but hopefully Peirce brings an intriguing angle to her iteration of the King classic.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Ansel Elgort, Alex Russell, and Gabriella Wilde. Carrie opens on October 18th.
The marketing for Kimberly Peirce‘s upcoming remake of Carrie has been all about showing its eponymous troubled protagonist (Chloe Grace Moretz) drenched in blood, and a new image from the film continues that trend. Moretz has got the crazy eyes going in this new image, which is good because otherwise she would look like an intact zombie. For those unfamiliar with the story, it revolves around a young girl with telekinesis who is abused at home by her ultra-religious mother (Julianne Moore) and tormented at school by her peers. It does not go well for the people who mess with Carrie.
Hit the jump to check out the full image. The film also stars Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, and Ansel Elgort. Carrie opens October 18th.
For our final Toy Fair image article, we’re doing a huge roundup of NECA toy images. While they’re making figures/toys for all the regular movies and TV shows you’d expect, the highlight of NECA’s 2013 lineup is the 60′s Batman featuring Adam West! The reason it’s taken so long to get an Adam West Batman is lawyers. From what I’ve been told, Warner Bros. owns Batman, while 20th Century Fox owns the show. For years the two companies have been trying to work out an agreement to release DVDs/Blu-rays and new merchandise with little success. However, late last year, the two companies finally worked out a deal and 2013 should see a lot of new toys and hopefully a home video release. Which is great news for the fans.
In addition to checking out the first 60′s Batman toy in quite some time, you can also see new toys for Aliens, A Christmas Story, Captain America, Michael Keaton’s Batman, Carrie, Gremlins, E.T., Harry Potter, Hulk, Iron Man, Pacific Rim, Predator, Prometheus, Scarface, Rambo, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Thor, and a lot more.
As you’ve probably noticed, over the past 48 hours, we’ve posted a ton of toy articles. The reason is every February in New York City, the toy industry holds its yearly convention (Toy Fair) and it’s where every toy manufacturer shows off their upcoming products. If you’re a fan of movie related toys, Lego, or just cool stuff, Toy Fair is basically a huge preview of what you’ll be spending your money on this year.
Anyway, while walking around the show yesterday, Samantha Cheirif took a number of pictures and this batch covers Mezco Toyz Breaking Bad and NECA’s Carrie, Kick-Ass 2, Pacific Rim, Prometheus, Aliens, Rambo, The Lone Ranger, The Hobbit, Gremlins and more. Hit the jump to check out the images.
Only two days into 2013 and we’ve already got our first release date shuffle. Check out the changes for the following films:
- Carrie, the horror remake directed by Kimberly Peirce and starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, will now open on a more thematically appropriate October 18, 2013.
- No Good Deed, a thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, will move back to January 17, 2014.
- George Clooney’s Monuments Men, which sports the crazy cast of Daniel Craig, Jean Dujardin, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Clooney himself, will open just a couple of days earlier on December 18, 2013.
- The Call, previously known as The Hive, is a thriller from director Brad Anderson that stars Halle Berry and will open on March 15, 2013.
Hit the jump for posters and synopses of the above-mentioned films.
2012 is now officially over, and over the past few weeks we’ve been looking back at what the best of 2012 had to offer. As we turn our attention to the year ahead, it’s time for the latest installment of our “Most Anticipated” feature. Throughout 2013, we’ll once again be taking a quarterly look at what Collider’s editors are most looking forward to, and today we’re focusing on the films that will be hitting theaters from January through March.
Hit the jump to see the films that Matt, Adam, Brendan, and Dave are most anticipating in the next few months.
In keeping with the Halloween spirit, two current horror classic remakes have used the holiday as an opportunity to do a bit of marketing. First up, Fede Alvarez’s reboot of Evil Dead has released the first images of the Necronomicon, or Book of the Dead. In Sam Raimi’s 1981 classic, the book was discovered by the friends staying in the cabin and who inadvertently unleashed evil spirits. This new version isn’t the one that fans are familiar with, possibly due to copyright issues…or perhaps there’s a surprise in store for us once the movie hits. Evil Dead, starring Jane Levy (Fun Size), opens April 12th, 2013.
In other horror remake news, Kimberly Peirce’s reboot of Carrie has kicked off their viral marketing campaign with a series of disturbing messages that fans can access over the phone. Starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, Carrie opens March 15th, 2013. Hit the jump to see the Evil Dead images and how you can access the Carrie messages.
by Jason Barr Posted: October 20th, 2012 at 1:02 pm
In the spirit of the Halloween season, last night I watched The Cabin in the Woods again for the first time since catching it in theaters back in April. After a second viewing, my feelings on the film haven’t really changed. I love it. I love it with the passion of an army of “Mermen”. It’s just a brilliant blend of satire, horror and comedy and I’ll argue all day/all night with anyone who tells me differently (in all fairness, it’s okay if you don’t like the movie…you’re wrong, but it’s okay). If you’re like me and enjoy taking in horror classics around good ol’ All Hallows’ Eve, I ask that you do yourself a favor and include The Cabin in the Woods in your classic programming slate. You’ll either (A) love it or (B) have the opportunity to argue with me all day/all night. It’s a win-win.
With my Halloween viewing recommendation in hand, I’ll now present to you this week’s edition of our Top 5. In this week’s iteration is our coverage of New York Comic-Con 2012, yours truly’s Texas Chainsaw 3D set visit, Wally Pfister using the words “appalling” and The Avengers in the same sentence and all hell breaking loose shortly thereafter, the first teaser trailer for director Kimberly Peirce‘s Carrie remake, and Hugo Weaving vs. Transformers. A brief recap and link to each patiently awaits your attention after the jump.
One of the films to premiere footage at this year’s New York Comic-Con was director Kimberly Peirce‘s (Boys Don’t Cry) remake of Carrie. Based on the book by Stephen King, Screen Gems says Carrie is “a reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.” While many were nervous about the remake, Matt was very impressed with the footage. Read his recap here and here’s the first trailer.
Shortly before the Comic-Con panel, I did an exclusive interview with Chloë Moretz. We talked about her experiences with comic-con, why she prefers the PS3 to the XBox 360, video games, how she got the role in Carrie and the audition process, the challenges Hit-Girl faces in the Kick-Ass sequel, whether Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) will make an appearance, what she has planned next, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
The first trailer for director Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Carrie has been released and it’s a doozy! The ending of the original Brian De Palma picture is famous in its own right, not to mention everyone who has read the Stephen King novel on which the films are based. But clearly Peirce knew that the stakes had been raised. As a disembodied voice sings over scenes of devastation, we hear bits of dialogue from the film, the speakers referring to the source of the destruction just as the camera inexorably races toward it. When we see her, we realize, this ain’t your Mama’s Carrie.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Portia Doubleday, Ansel Elgort, and Gabriella Wilde. Carrie opens on March 15th, 2013.
Remaking Carrie is a tough prospect. Even if it hadn’t been made into a classic horror film in 1976 by director Brian De Palma, you’d still be adapting a beloved book by Stephen King. However, director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) has a pretty good shot at her new adaptation by finding a new take on the material that goes further in depth regarding the relationship between abused telekinetic teenager Carrie White and her mother Margaret. The shot at successful remake becomes even higher when you have Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore playing Carrie and Maragret, respectively. At this year’s New York Comic-Con, we got our first look at Peirce’s remake, and it looks like she may have brought King’s troubled girl back from the dead with more than just an inopportune grave visit.
Hit the jump for my recap of the Carrie panel, and click here for all of our New York Comic-Con coverage. [Update: Hit the jump to see the new international poster for Carrie.]