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Sam Raimi-Produced ‘Poltergeist’ Remake Has Another Director

After the huge success of The Last Exorcism Part 2 (that was extreme sarcasm), MGM has decided once again to move forward with their remake of Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist.

Gil Kenan, who’s best known for helming Monster House and City Of Ember, is the third director attached to the remake that’s been in development hell for the better part of a decade. Deadline reports.

The remake of the 1982 Tobe Hooper-directed pic is being produced by Sam Raimi, Nathan Kahane, and Roy Lee. The original starred Craig T. Nelson and Jobeth Williams as the parents of a normal family whose dream house turns into a nightmare. David Lindsay-Abaire, Juliet Snowden and Stiles White have worked on the latest screenplay.

And before you all freak out, let’s see what Raimi delivers with his The Evil Dead remake, premiering this Friday at SXSW. Evan Dickson will report back with a review STAT.



  • Mater-Suspiriorum

    The rights of Evil Dead still belong to Sam Raimi. The rights of Poltergeist are the property of MGM. There is no way we can make a link between those two cases!

    As a producteur, Raimi was involved in such disasters as The Messengers, Boogeyman and Rise. Can we really trust this guy, even if the new Evil Dead was a masterpiece? I don’t think so.

    (sorry for the poor quality of my english, it is my second language)

  • Aaron Emery

    And let the remake bashing begin! If there is one thing that irks me about horror fans it’s the generic/bandwagon comments.

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