Poltergeist Remake Announced
by Matt Cohen on June 20, 2013
They’re here… again.
In news sure to thrill any horror fan, MGM and Fox have announced a new feature film production of Poltergeist, set to begin shooting in the fall. This new take on the classic horror tale will be produced by the genre luminary Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Spiderman) and based on a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz The Great and Powerful). Based on the 1982 thriller starring Craig T. Nelson, the story will revolve around a financially struggling family who downgrades to a small suburban home which may or may not come with its own ghosts (Spoiler alert: it does). Once their youngest daughter is taken by the forces of invisible evil, her family must fight to get her back.
This isn’t the only horror remake on which Raimi has put his “creepy” touch in recent months, as The Evil Dead ”re-imagining” was recently released and met with both critical and popular acclaim.
No word on director or casting yet, but as this film ramps up in production I’m sure we’ll be bringing you more news. Until then, try to stay away from any static-filled television sets.