Work on the big-screen reboot of Stephen King's high school horror tale Carrie is officially underway, and we already have our first look at Chloe Moretz as the titular telekinetic.
Principal photography just recently kicked off in Toronto, Ontario, and the studio has released a shot of Moretz on set. The jury is still out as to whether a new Carrie is truly necessary, but Moretz definitely looks the part, which gives us some confidence that this could turn out to be a good thing.
Check it out below (click for larger version):
Also, here's a press release with an updated synopsis that is also making the rounds:
Director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry; Stop-Loss) reimagines Stephen King's best-selling novel for MGM and Screen Gems' take on the enduring genre classic. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz (Hugo), four time Oscar-nominee Julianne Moore (Crazy, Stupid, Love; The Kids are Alright) and Judy Greer (The Descendants), CARRIE tells the supernatural tale of a telekinetic teenage girl tormented by her peers. CARRIE is slated for a 2013 theatrical release.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine, is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter, Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris' best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.
Brian De Palma's 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
Do you like Carrie's new look? When the reboot eventually opens, will you be watching?