Sam Raimi Moves Into MGM's 'Poltergeist' Remake
Oh, yeah, and they're remaking 'Poltergeist' now
Raimi also has a connection to the screenwriter penning the project, still described as focusing "on a family whose house was built on a holy site and whose daughter is taken by ghosts" (just like Tobe Hooper's 1982 film) - it's David Lindsay-Abaire, who also worked on Raimi's next film, "Oz: The Great and Powerful." The rest of Lindsay-Abaire's resume is quite varied, with credits on films like "Inkheart," "Rabbit Hole," and the upcoming "Rise of the Guardians." There's not a horror flick in the bunch - but that could just mean the screenwriter is bringing fresh perspective to the new film.
Remake the movies that need to be remade. Stop messing with the ones that are perfect as is. Poltergeist gave us sleepless nights between the creepy lady, the dead tree, and that clown- I had plenty of sleepless nights. I'm afraid it will become gory where it needn't be and overly cgi-ed...But that is just my humble opinion.
Leave poltergeist alone, remake tremors, children of the corn, ghoulies, or leprachaun.
And incidentally, Ms. Erbland, the word you wanted is cachet, not cache.
MSN thanks for trying to block the spam but I think you overdid it, geez. At any rate I would see it (well rent it anyways) if was really scary and well done. Otherwise I'd say that the only ghost related activity that Hollywood should be focusing on is looking for the ghost of originality before he crosses over into the light. Yes it's fun to remake movies but can't hollywood stop cannibalizing the great movies and focus on some new material for a change.
Poltergeist is one of my favorite movies and I liked the second one also - creepy Reverend Kane
The remakes or new versions never excite me - too CG.
When I was a kid I saw "Clash of the Titans" in the theater, loved it. My favorite scene was the scary Medusa slithering around her lair looking for intruders. The stop-motion movement made it more suspenseful. Suspense was really built up. Her tail rattling, seeing a shadow of her serpent hair, etc. Nowadays the CG creatures are too slick and fake, and fly through the air or sand at 100 mph. The new COTT was really boring and NOT suspenseful.
The best part about the original Poltergeists' movies was all the bad luck and real death attached to it. That's what really pushed the movie, at least the second one, the first was good.