THE MOVIE: THR reports that Evil Dead’s Sam Raimi – along with Nathan Kahane, Roy Lee, and Robert Tapert – will produce a remake of 1982′s Poltergeist. The script is being written by Rabbit Hole’s David Lindsay-Abraire. Raimi will not be directing, but will play a crucial role in finding a filmmaker for the project.
Poltergeist’s on-screen credit lists Texas Chainsaw Massacres’s Tobe Hooper, but many believe that Steven Spielberg was in full control. Due to a clause in his contract while still working on E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial simultaneously, Spielberg could not make another film, hence giving Hooper director credit.
Updates: According to Fearnet.com, Rise of the Guardians screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire will pen the script. | According to The Playlist, there’s a possibility that Sam Raimi might be directing the remake. This is coming from writer David Lindsay-Abaire himself.
BREAKING NEWS: So much for Sam Raimi directing. Collider reports that Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of Ember) will be directing the reboot.