Remake First Looks: Poster and Teaser Recaps for ‘Evil Dead’ and ‘Carrie’ Hit the Web, ‘Robocop’ Bike Revealed
Posted on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
Just because we’ve already seen and loved the original Carrie, Robocop, and Evil Dead doesn’t mean we can’t be curious about the remakes. Today we have teaser posters and footage descriptions for Fede Alvarez‘s Evil Dead and Kimberly Peirce‘s Carrie, thanks to the Sony panel at New York Comic-Con, and a peek at Alex Murphy’s new ride from Jose Padilha‘s Robocop. Hit the jump to get an eyeful.
Let’s run down the images in order. First up is the Carrie poster, which debuted at NYCC. The Sony team seems to have taken a page out of the Marvel Studios marketing playbook for Thor. That said, it’s a simple, striking image of star Chloe Moretz — perfect for an early teaser poster. Here’s a description of the footage that was revealed, from io9:
An eagle-eye shot pans over a dark city. There’s a voiceover of a man muttering about destruction and saying, “I don’t want to say it as a conspiracy, but…” The camera pans over what can only be an old high school, the whole thing is in flames. The windows are bursting with flames, but the camera doesn’t stop there; it moves forward. Fireballs of debris litter the street, and a girl speaks in a different voiceover, “Her Mother was a fanatic. I don’t know how she lived with her.” The camera zooms to street level, showing more and more destruction—the town is in flames. Finally, it stops on a girl standing in front of a bonfire in the town center. It’s Carrie. She’s covered in blood and looks completely freaked out. The End.
If that sounds a little different from the Brian De Palma version, it may be because Peirce’s Carrie is said to hew more closely to Stephen King‘s original novel. The film opens March 15.
Sony also debuted the first footage from the Evil Dead remake. While we don’t have an embed yet for this clip either, here’s a description (also courtesy of io9):
First, we saw the iconic cabin, which is introduced with the iconic Sam Raimi low-angle tracking shot. A group of new kids and Jane Levy push open the old cabin door, revealing leaves, dirt and a grubby cabin floor. Jane looks beat as hell and ready for her night of heroin withdraw (yes they are keeping the plot similar to the original). A trap door is discovered. A boy heads down the stairs and discovers THE NECRONOMICON! Sadly, we didn’t get the money shot of the new book cover; all we saw was a book wrapped in black plastic, someone ripping into it and the familiar old pages. The character starts flipping through the Necronomicon, rubbing a pencil over the strange words. He recites the enchanted phrases. Jane lets out an insane high-pitched scream and then states, “We’re all going to die tonight.” This was already cut together pretty quickly; now things get even faster, so we’re only getting flashes of the gore. I spot a girl in the shower cutting up the sides of her mouth, while one of her cabinmates screams, “What are you doing?” Another girl’s arm looks like it’s covered in boils, and she takes an electric carving knife to her bicep. Someone starts up a chainsaw (the crowd goes insane at this). Cut to another girl trapped in the woods, wrapped with branches. Yep, the raping tree is back. Jane returns with white eyes, white skin and a black tongue, which she sticks out, provocatively licking an exposed knife. Slowly the knife starts splitting her tongue in half. She’s doing this right in front the boil armed girl’s face.
We do have a first image, which you can see in the gallery. After that description, though, it’s frankly kind of a letdown. The creepy figure looks like it could be from any of a hundred horror movies that have hit in the past year. Hopefully the full-length film will do a better job of setting itself apart when it opens April 12.
Finally, we have a new look at Robocop‘s fancy new motorbike via Comic Book Movie. According to the site, this will be “Alex Murphy’s main vehicle of choice” in the new film. Whether it has any special functionality is unclear, but now we at least know that it looks cool. The film opens August 9; read the synopsis below:
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In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.