With Chloe Moretz set to star in MGM/Screen Gem’s “more faithful” remake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Carrie (phew!), attention now turns to when the film will be released. According to Box Office Mojo, the targeted release date is set for March 15, 2013, placing the Kimberly Pierce (Boys Don’t Cry) directed film in-between Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful and Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer, according to their site. No word yet on who will play Carrie’s evil mother, although both Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore had been approached. Hit the jump for the synopsis.
Here’s a brief synopsis of Stephen King’s novel (via Amazon):
A modern classic, Carrie introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction — Stephen King. The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all time.
Make a date with terror and live the nightmare that is…Carrie.