20th Century Fox has given it’s upcoming “Poltergeist” remake a definitive release date. To quote a certain horror movie: “They’re nearly here, as long as Fox doesn’t decide to mess with the date.” Wait, that’s not right. I’ll come back to it.
“Poltergeist” will hit theaters on February 13th, 2015. The very first Friday the 13th of 2015, spooky! “Poltergeist” may face some stiff competition at the box office, though, as the “50 Shades of Grey” movie opens on the same day. The new remake is being directed by Gil Kenan and stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Jared Harris.
The upcoming film is, of course, a remake of the of the classic 1982 Tobe Hooper film about a family besieged by spirits. The remake is taking a different approach to story by making it about a family struggling to make ends meet that relocate to an outdated suburban home. Unfortunately, the house is haunted and an evil spirit kidnaps their daughter. We’ll be hearing more about the movie in the year to come.