One of the more curious horror releases arriving this year is the remake of ‘Poltergeist,’ starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Jared Harris. Remake or no, that is one enticing cast of talented people. The remake is based on the 1982 horror classic directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg, and up until now, we haven’t known a whole lot about it—aside from the fact that it will be presented in 3D (insert eye roll). A new interview with Rockwell provides some new details about the project, and doesn’t make it sound all that scary.
There had been rumors that Sam Raimi -- who's on board as a producer -- would helm the remake of Tobe Hooper's 'Poltergeist,' but they didn't come to pass. Gil Kenan, best known for being behind the motion captured 'Monster House' and live-action film 'City of Ember,' just landed the job as the remake's director.
It was confirmed earlier this year that a 'Poltergeist' remake is most definitely in the works with Sam Raimi involved in the project, but now we're hearing that Raimi might just be directing the remake himself... Probably...
At a recent speaking engagement at the University of Denver, MGM CEO Roger Birnbaum was quite chatty about the studio's upcoming projects -- particularly its remake plans, which include a 'Poltergeist' reboot they're negotiating with Sam Raimi to direct.