The New York Comic-Con played host to a lot of lucky people — alas, I was not among them — this past weekend, who enjoyed tons of comics and movie promotions. One of the many presentations there featured a sneak peek at the upcoming horror remake Carrie, statting Chloë Grace Moretz in the role that put Sissy Spacek on the map.
In addition to unveiling an international poster — which I find to be very creepy, even though it’s just another version of Chloë’s blood-spattered face — a brief teaser reel was shown. Clocking in at just under one minute, the teaser is just that: a tease. We only catch a brief glimpse of Carrie herself. The meat of the clip seems to be the voice-overs by various characters that tackle the idea that Carrie goes crazy and destroys the whole town.
Director Kimberly Peirce‘s visual style seems to be dark and sweeping, but it’s hard to tell from this tiny sample.
Moretz told the NYCC what it was like to work on a production that used so much fake blood:
“It was probably the most fun [part of filming] for about the first two weeks of it, and then after that it just felt sticky and wet and it was 40 degrees out and freezing. We had the wet blood, and the fire blood, and the dry blood, and all the different type of blood. [At her Toronto hotel,] the people at the front desk were all, ‘Wow, she must have had a really hard day at work.'”
And Moretz said she also had to overcome a big acting problem when the director threw her a major curveball:
“In the middle of the movie, Kim looked at me, and she said, ‘I need you to be younger.’ And I went, ‘But the whole problem was that I wasn’t old enough!’ And it was this huge learning experience for me.”
Carrie is due in theaters March 15, 2013.