They’re heeeeeeeere…. agaaaaain…..
Word broke a few days ago that the latest horror franchise to receive the reboot treatment will be none other than Poltergeist, the story of the Carol Anne Freeling and her families battle to rescue after hostile spirits suck her into a television set and take her hostage.
The project will be helmed by Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of Ember), which I am honestly not that keen on, but it is going to be produced by Sam Raimi. This new installation in the mythos of Poltergeist will not be a remake though, it will be a continuation of the same universe, much like this year’s wonderful reboot of Evil Dead, moviehole.com reported ealier today:
Firstly, the Kenan-directed Raimi-produced reboot – much like the “Evil Dead” remake – exists in the same world as the previous “Poltergeist” films. So while it is a ‘reboot’ of the franchise, it’s also somewhat of a sequel – taking place years after the Freeling’s were ran out of town.I’m excited about this bit of news. Readers of this blog will know that I am a big fan of remakes and reboots and Poltergeist is one of the great iconic films of our time. If Sam Raimi is involved, then I have trust.
In one scene in the new film, the kids’ find some things behind the sliding panel in the attic. Yep, you guessed it – they find some of the Freeling’s possessions, intentionally left behind. There’s the Star Wars bed sheets (from Robbie’s room), a black-and-white TV set (why, of course!), and some Christmas decorations.