Gil Kenan will be tackling the much grumbled over remake of the 1981 classic Poltergeist. One ray of hope is that Sam Raimi will be producing but does this guarantee the film will resonate with audiences? Only time will tell but until then we have some news about the film below.
This is what we know so far about the film:
The new version follows Eric Bowen and his family, who, after he loses his job, relocate to a new town to start over. 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, Carrigan’s ex-wife, is a parapsychologist at a local university, and her team investigates the supernatural events surrounding the disappearance of the Bowen girl.
Casting has begun, and shooting is scheduled to commence as early as September in Toronto, Canada. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Roy Lee produce. David Lindsay-Abaire is listed as the main screenwriter although Juliet Snowden and Stiles White had previously worked on the script.
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