‘Poltergeist’ Remake Gets Director Gil Kenan

The ‘Monster House’ director takes the reins on this MGM remake of the 1982 classic about a family trying to reclaim their possessed daughter.

The Poltergeist remake lands director Gil Kenan
The Poltergeist remake lands director Gil Kenan
MGM has brought on director Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of Ember) to take the helm on their Poltergeist remake.

We reported back in November that Sam Raimi signed on as a producer, with David Lindsay-Abaire rewriting the original screenplay by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White.

The original Poltergeist, which starred Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams and Dominique Dunne, centered on a family haunted by an evil presence. The horror-thriller, directed by Tobe Hooper, spawned the sequels Poltergeist II: The Other Side in 1986 and Poltergeist III in 1988. No details were given regarding the remake's story, although it will likely be set in present day.

Nathan Kahane and Roy Lee are producing alongside Sam Raimi. No production schedule was given.

Poltergeist comes to theaters May 22nd, 2015 and stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun, Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino, Kennedi Clements, Kyle Catlett. The film is directed by Gil Kenan.

Sources: Deadline
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Comments (6)

  1. robert Ritchie

    I hope they take the the time to write a real script and not lighten it too much and keep the moderate darkness in it

    2 years agoby @robert-RitchieFlag

  2. skywise


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  3. ROFLitschristian

    As great as Monster House was, no.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  4. jasdjqs

    nothing can beat the original, no need to do this over,

    2 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  5. WongFu

    Still love the original

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  6. The_Crow2k

    If they appreciate their lives, they should stay away from remaking this.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

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