Buried deep in an article about Rise of the Guardians Hollywood Reporter revealed that Sam Raimi is set to direct the remake of Poltergeist. The script will be written by David Lindsay-Abaire. This remake has been in the works for as long as I can remember going back as far as 2004 maybe even longer. Is this news actually solid? Coming from HR I would say it is. But again this could be a misunderstanding.. Anyway you look at it, it sounds like Raimi will be involved.
The original was directed by Tobe Hooper.. of course rumors abound say that Spielberg probably did most of it. The film follows a young family that are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorize the family before they “kidnap” the youngest daughter.