The remake of Carrie was set open in theaters on March 15th, but it has just been announced that the movie's release has been bumped back to October. The new release date is now October 18th, which places it against The Seventh Son, and the week before Paranormal Activity 5 and The World's End.

What was the reason for the change? It could be that Screen Gems was happy with the movie's test screenings and felt it could perform better in October. On the other hand, it's common to delay movies if they require additional filming or effects work. There hasn't been an official statement released yet, but hopefully we'll have more information about it this week.

“The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.”

Carrie was directed by Kimberly Peirce, and stars Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Gabriella Wilde, and Ansel Elgort. Catch up on our recent coverage or Carrie at the following links: