It's now scheduled to arrive just in time for Halloween

The new Carrie movie starring Chloe Moretz has been pushed back six months.

The horror remake was supposed to open in cinemas this March (2013), but has now been given a US release date of October 18, 2013 – right in time for Halloween. According to The Playlist, who broke the news, distributors MGM and Screen Gems gave no reason for the delay. The film’s new UK release date has yet to be confirmed.

Carrie is billed as a “re-imagining” of the classic horror story from Stephen King (pictured right), whose novel was famously adapted into a 1976 film starring Sissy Spacek. In the new version, Kick-Ass star Moretz plays Carrie, the girl who unleashes telekinetic terror on a small town after a prank backfires on prom night. Julianne Moore co-stars as her overbearing mother.

The remake has been directed by Kimberly Peirce, who previously helmed Boys Don’t Cry and Stop-Loss. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, best known for his work on HBO’s Big Love, wrote the script based on the original novel by King.

The first teaser trailer was unveiled back in October (2012). Scroll down and hit ‘play’ to watch it.