Exclusive: ‘Poltergeist’ To Film This September; First Details!


We just received inside Intel that Gil Kenan has officially begun casting his vision of Poltergeist.

He will begin shooting the movie as soon as September in Toronto, Canada.

In exclusive first details, the new version follows Eric Bowen and his family who, after he loses his job, relocate to a new town to start anew. His daughter, Madison, is abducted, making him truly understand what’s important in life: family. In the new version, Eric’s wife, Amy, can communicate with the dead.

Another interesting new character is Carrigan Burke, a television personality who hosts “Haunted House Cleaners.”” The supernatural doesn’t scare this guy. Dr. Brooke Powell is Carrigan’s ex-wife who is a parapsychologist at a local university.Her team investigates the supernatural events surrounding the disappearance of the Bowen girl.

David Lindsay-Abaire is listed as the main screenwriter although Juliet Snowden and Stiles White has previously worked on it.

Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Roy Lee produce.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    I wonder how dark they’ll take this remake. It would be refreshing if they keep the “Amblin entertainment” feel to it instead of going all ‘Sinister’ on us.

  • divisionbell

    Wow this already sounds generic and terrible

  • DarrelDreadful

    I actually think this sounds interesting. Reading the plot isnt the same as seeing the movie in action. Its great they that they aren’t just doing a carbon copy or having it being too similar. But I guess we’ll see.

  • Aaron Emery

    So it’s happening.. err, “they’re here”.
    Had to.

  • Darkness69

    One one hand, it’s a rem… err, a new “vision” of Poltergeist, on the other hand, you’ve got Sam Raimi as the producer. Does this mean he’s officially back to horror?

  • Camilla48

    I liked the old Poltergeist movie. So it will be interesting to see how this one turns out but with Sam Raimi on board it should be pretty good. I am also eager to see who will be cast in it.

  • xAshleyMariex

    It sounds interesting….but like almost all remakes, I think this will suck.

  • Jeremie Jzyk

    Normally, I would respond to this like: “Oh, another remake, I’ll just watch it when it comes out on DVD.” But after seeing the Evil Dead ‘remake’, I am completely open minded about this movie and will never distrust another reboot again.

  • Aaron Emery

    I don’t think a movie like ‘Poltergeist’ needs to be remade, now that’s NOT because I’m against remakes (I like quite a few of them) and NOT because I believe that ‘Poltergeist’ is some untouchable property. It’s because it is a fairly simple ghost-story and why not just make your own ghost flick. The original part was Carol Anne being abducted into “the other side”. ‘Insidious’ did something very similar without being a retread or remake.
    It shows in the numbers that audiences aren’t completely against original properties, ‘Insidious’ and ‘Mama’ both grossed more than the last two remakes (‘Insidious’ brought in just about the same as ‘Evil Dead’ if I’m not mistaken). I guess ‘ED’ brought in enough that studios still feel a desire for familiar titles.

  • randomguysteve

    Please leave our 80’s movies alone. There was a certain tone and feel to that era that these big box studios are incapable of reproducing. This goes for GB3 too, just let them go please.

    • Milk

      I thought The House of the Devil recaptured the feel of 80’s horror very well. It happens but not very often.

  • EvilHead1981

    So, they got rid of the “Psychic Goth girl” that was in the original script(seeming the character was being pitched as the “modern generation’s answer to Tangina”). Or maybe they replaced her with the “Ghost Hunters”. Maybe they waited to long and the whole “goth medium” idea went out of trend. It’s probably one of those things that might’ve flied a few years ago, but over time and dev hell, sometimes you have to revise ideas that go out of style.

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  • HorrorFancy

    Practical Effects!

    That is all ._.