It looks like it's time to destroy another prom.
Hit-Girl makes for quite the firestarter (wait, wrong movie) as Stephen King's woman scorned in "Carrie," the latest cinematic version of the old chestnut about a girl who can make things explode with her damn mind.
Hollywood keeps casting hotties as King's ugliest duckling, and this time we've got Chloe Moretz (who's growing up way too fast) as the high school student tormented by both her bullying classmates and her ultra-religious nutjob mama (Julianne Moore). We get a few highlights from Moore's deliciously over-the-top performance, though the trailer mostly focuses on the modern special effects technology that makes Carrie seem like a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
This supernatural revenge melodrama — and its iconic imagery — is so engrained in our pop culture consciousness that director Kimberly Peirce's new adaptation seems unnecessary at best. However, there are pleasures in this new version that transcend its inherent irrelevance — really, you need only say "Hit-Girl as Carrie" and it's movie magic.
Check out the trailer above, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. "Carrie" opens Oct. 18.