Today in remake news that isn’t driving us totally insane: the first official images from the Carrie remake have been released, and they appear to be patterned exactly on their 1976 counterparts.

While we reserve some hope for the updated take on Stephen King’s classic novel about a disturbed teenage girl with telekinesis, her crazed religious zealot of a mother, and a high school prom that doesn’t exactly go down as planned, these images don’t exactly bring much originality to the proceedings.  Helmed by Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce, the film is being touted as a more character-based take on the story.  But dig the first of two new photos below (courtesy of Entertainment Weekly—go here to see the full-sized pics), and it’s all 1976/ Brian De Palma iconography that you see.

This is basically the same image seared into the brains of anyone who has seen the original film.  And while you can’t base an opinion entirely around one picture, Chloe Moretz is awfully similar to the look of the original.

Speaking of similar, here’s Julianne Moore taking over Piper Laurie’s role as the Carrie’s crazed mom:

Flow-y white nightgown?  Check.  Frizzy hair?  Check.  Butcher knife?  Check.  While this film is supposed to be more of a re-adaptation of the novel rather than a remake of the De Palma film, Peirce certainly seems to be appropriating the visual cues of the 1976 classic.

Carrie is set for a March 13, 2013 release.

What do you think of the new pics?

Source: Cinema Blend