For those of you just dying to catch another remake of a 1970s horror film, you’re year just got a little longer, as Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) remake of Brian De Palma’s Carrie (itself an adaptation of Stephen King’s first novel concerning a telekinetic girl’s doomed attempt at enjoying prom night, among other things) has been bumped from its original March 15, 2013 release date to a more seasonably appropriate October 18th.
So why the mixaround? Well, ostensibly being a horror film, it does make sense for Carrie to open in October, where Screen Gems will have it doing battle with other horror releases like Paranormal Activity 5. So, why wasn’t it set for October all along? Cinema Blend points out that Screen Gems already had another film set for October—the Idris Elba-starring No Good Deed. But No Good Deed got shuffled back to January 2014, and suddenly Screen Gems had an October gap to fill, so boom—the Carrie release date slides down about seven months.
Which means these brand new posters are already inaccurate, but hey, they still manage to sell the same basic idea as every other bit of marketing for the film so far: the film is positively blood-soaked.
Will you be seeing Carrie in October?