Sam Raimi has boarded the MGM Studios remake of Poltergeist as a producer. There were reports earlier today that he was directing, but he is not. Instead, he will help the studio look for a new director.
Sam Raimi will produce the Poltergeist remake for MGM Studios
David Lindsay-Abaire is writing the script, which centers on a family trying to get their daughter back from an evil spirit. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White were previously attached to write the screenplay. It isn't known if David Lindsay-Abaire will work from their draft, or perform a page-one rewrite. David Lindsay-Abaire also wrote the screenplay for Sam Raimi's upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful.
Nathan Kahane is producing the remake alongside Roy Lee. It isn't known when production may begin.