The 15-year-old said that director Kimberly Peirce's approach for the remake is closer to Stephen King's original "Carrie" novel than to the Brian De Palma-directed 1976 film, reported Aceshowbiz.
"I'm actually not looking at the original, even though De Palma's movie was one of the best movies ever made. It's completely iconic and I'm proud to be able to be doing a retooling of it. "We're kind of going off the book. It's darker and much more psychological.
More 'Black Swan'. You're really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It's set in modern time, so it's a lot different," Moretz said. The actress also said she will undergo a very drastic physical transformation to portray Carrie White.
"It's something that's very different from me. It's an out of body thing. I'm becoming a totally different person for it. I'm letting go of all of my self-esteem issues and just kind of going into it. You have to," she added.
"Carrie" follows a shy high school student Carrie White, who is raised by a bigoted mother (Julianne Moore). As she reaches puberty, the young girl possesses a destructive telepathic power that she uses for lethal means to execute her classmates who bully her during a prom night. The movie project is scheduled to kick off production on June 1.