The Carrie Remake Delayed Until October 18, 2013

You'll have to wait an extra seven months to see if this remake of the Brian De Palma classic is any good.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

We certainly hope you weren't looking forward to Kimberly Peirce's remake of Carrie, because you can't see it for a pretty danged long time. The horror movie, based on the novel by Stephen King (and previously adapted into a classic 1976 film by director Brian De Palma), was originally scheduled to be released on March 15, opposite the Steve Carell/Jim Carrey comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, but now Sony Pictures has announced (via Coming Soon) that Carrie has been pushed back a whopping seven months. You can't see the new Carrie until October 18, presumably to capitalize on the usual Halloween horror movie boom.

So what happened?

No one knows yet. It's possible that March just looked pretty danged crowded, what with Wonderstone and Oz: The Great and Powerful cluttering up the month. Then again, Carrie seems like ideal counterprogramming with those family-oriented flicks. It could be that Peirce's film is in some kind of trouble, at least from the studio's perspective, but that's what we always assume, isn't it? Should we give Carrie the benefit of the doubt here, or do we have to assume the worst of a horror remake that already seems to invite negative buzz by simply existing in the first place? How bad could it really be?

Oh right, pretty danged bad, huh?

Well, no matter what conclusion we come to, we're doing it blind until we know more. All we know for sure right now is that Carrie won't be attending prom until October 18. It's your choice if you want to be the one who brings the pig's blood.

William Bibbiani is the editor of CraveOnline's Film Channel and co-host of The B-Movies Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.