It could be argued that the story of Carrie is so well known that giving the entire story away in a trailer isn’t really a spoiler, but isn’t this version supposed to bring in a new audience? Anyone familiar with Brian De Palma’s 1976 interpretation might also be surprised at just how familiar much of the content of this trailer appears. There may be smartphones but the set design, palate and shot choices are clearly reverential to the original film. This certainly looks like a remake of a film as opposed to a new interpretation of the book but perhaps there will still be new avenues explored.
Carrie will be released on 18 October 2013 in the USA and 29 November 2013 in the UK