Toronto-version Of “Carrie” Delayed

New flick won't come out for another seven months.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

For horror movie fans across North America, don't expect to see the new remake of the film "Carrie" in March, as originally promised – it will now only hit theatres in October, said studio MGM/Studio Gems (according to an article on Global News).

Filmed last summer in Toronto and starring American actress Chloë Grace Moretz ("Hugo," "Dark Shadows"), the flick was supposed to come out just prior to prom season but now it won't be released until October 18th. "Carrie" also stars Julianne Moore as Moretz's mother and was directed by Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry"). It comes out four months after another Moretz film, "Kick-Ass 2," which she also worked on in Toronto.

While production companies have high hopes for the for the 1974 Sissy Spacek-led thriller, "Total Recall," another Canadian-made remake starring Colin Farrell, performed very poorly in theatres, only bringing in $59 million across North America.

"Carrie" is hoping to frighten audiences with its pre-Halloween release this year.

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