Sony Bumps 'Carrie' Remake to October 2013

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Bad news, fans of remakes derived from hit films inspired by classic Stephen King novels: Kimberly Peirce's Carrie remake won't show up in theaters until October -- a full seven months after it was originally scheduled to arrive.

The move, from March 15 to October 18, could create something of a bloody embarrassment of riches for horror enthusiasts -- Carrie will now make its bow one week before Paranormal Activity 5, and will arrive alongside Warner Bros.' Jeff Bridges-led adaptation of the witchy young adult bestseller Seventh Son.

As Screen Rant notes, this marks the second time in recent memory that Sony/MGM has played musical chairs with a remake; the studio has also bumped Jose Padilha's RoboCop from August 2013 to February 2014. Whether this is a prudent delay tactic or simply a case of shifting assets to where they're more likely to score a solid impact, only time will tell -- but Carrie definitely has a talented cast on its side, with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore set to duke it out in a "modernized" take on King's twisted tale of menstruation and supernatural powers.

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