Thursday, June 20, 2013
POLTERGEIST Reboot Moves Forward, MGM Partners with Fox 2000 for Distribution
Today it was announced that MGM has partnered with Fox 2000 for co-financing and distribution of the modern take on the classic ghost film Poltergeist. Production begins this fall and I've already shared that the reboot will be directed by Gil Kenan, but it is being written by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Lindsay-Abaire (Oz: the Great and Powerful). Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's Ghost House Pictures will produce.
We've also got a synopsis, which seems to read exactly like the original: “In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.”
So, what are your thoughts?