Well, you all knew it was coming, but as we haven’t had an update in so long on the remake of Poltergeist, I’m sure some of you were hoping that the film had a silent death. Unfortunately that is no the case. The remake is still on the way, and in fact, Gil Kenan, the director of the remake has just announced that he has begun casting for the remake.
As with any remake, especially a film that most of us grew up on, its never easy to see a new vision, but perhaps they may just pull it off. But you know how it goes, its basically a coin toss as to the result of the final product.
So, with the remake well underway, the folks over at B-D have scored the first details for the Poltergeist remake, and we have them for you below;
The new version follows Eric Bowen and his family who, after he loses his job, relocate to a new town to start anew. His daughter, Madison, is abducted, making him truly understand what’s important in life: family. In the new version, Eric’s wife, Amy, can communicate with the dead.
Also, the film is set to introduce a new character to the fold;
Carrigan Burke, a television personality who hosts “Haunted House Cleaners.” The supernatural doesn’t scare this guy. Dr. Brooke Powell is Carrigan’s ex-wife who is a parapsychologist at a local university.Her team investigates the supernatural events surrounding the disappearance of the Bowen girl.
David Lindsay-Abaire penned the script, and Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Roy Lee are all producing the feature. The film is expected to begin filming this September, so be on the look out for more updates very soon.
So, how does this sound so far? Are you guys willing to give a remake of Poltergeist a chance or are you just sick to death of the constant stream of remake? Sound off below and let us know.