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Sam Raimi doing Poltergeist remake

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This could go either way.

Sam Raimi is producing MGM’s long-in-development “Poltergeist” remake.

The redo of the Tobe Hooper classic will be written by David Lindsay-Abaire (“Oz The Great and Powerful”).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the storyline (it’s about “a family whose house was built on a holy site and whose daughter is taken by ghosts”) remains the same. Raimi is currently on the hunt for a director.

The studio has been looking to do a “Poltergeist” reboot for a few years now. About five or six years ago, our own Clint Morris had written a spec called “Poltergeist : Kayeri”, which this article says would’ve fixed on Craig T.Nelson’s Stephen Freeling character, now a traumatized hermit living in the Santa Ynez Mountains. Hilary Duff had been discussed as a possible Carol-Anne, the character made famous by the late Heather O’Rourke in the first three “Poltergeist” films.

Raimi seems to have a thing for remakes at the moment; not only is he producing a remake of his own “Evil Dead” but he’s onboard remakes of “The Day of the Triffids”, “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea”, and “The Shadow”, originally a ’90s superhero pic with Alec Baldwin.

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