October 16th, 2012
12:25 PM ET
The teaser trailer for 2013's "Carrie" makes great use of a familiar image from the original 1976 film, but actress Chloë Moretz says one shouldn't mistake this for a straight remake.
As the 15-year-old told CNN contributor Jennifer Vineyard at New York Comic-Con, director Kimberly Peirce is offering "a retelling of the book by Stephen King, and it hasn't been told this way before."
Previously adapted in 1976 by Brian De Palma, the story follows telekinetic and social outcast Carrie, who brings about destruction on her prom night. Sissy Spacek portrayed the teen in De Palma's classic, and Piper Laurie starred as Carrie's abusive mother.
Next March, it'll be Moretz and Julianne Moore filling those roles. Although we don't see Moore in the teaser trailer, we do hear voiceovers discussing the mother and daughter as the camera pans over a street engulfed in flames.
"This was always such a peaceful town," says one, while another voice follows: "Her mother was a fanatic. I don't know how she lived with it."
And then, as the camera creeps up on a blood-soaked Carrie, "There's something no one seems to understand. ... She's just a girl."
What do you think of the teaser? "Carrie" will arrive in theaters March 15, 2013.
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