Why star says Carrie reboot is gonna be the 'Black Swan version'

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

Though Stephen King's classic supernatural high school novel Carrie was already adapted for the big screen back in 1976, the star of the upcoming reboot says don't worry—the new flick is definitely not a retread. In fact, it may have more in common with Black Swan than the original Carrie.

Chloë Grace Moretz, who will star as the title telekinetic, told Vanity Fair the new version will be a classic mind freak, and hopefully even creepier than the original:

"I am changing everything about me--my hair, my look. I'm doing my own take on [the character]. The script is totally different from the [original]. It's more like the book. It's a more Black Swan version--it messes with your mind. You'll see things, and you don't know if you've seen them."
Black Swan is, of course, an award-winning psychological horror film based around the ballet. The film was an atmospheric fright, and our curiosity is definitely piqued to see how that tone could work for Carrie. Plus, here's hoping she's telling the truth about the script sticking closer to the excellent book.

What do you think? Were you hoping for a Black Swan-ish take on Carrie, or something more akin to the original big-screen version?

(Via Vanity Fair)