Again, they’re referring to it as a remake (having read most of its libretto I can tell you it’s much more of a sequel, than it is a remake; think “Poltergeist III” – it encompasses links to the first films but fixes on a new family being haunted. Geddit?), nevertheless Deadline says young Kennedi Clements has nabbed the part of young ‘Madison’, the Carol Ann proxy at the center of MGM’s new “Poltergeist”. Despite what Deadline says, the ‘Madison’ character is nothing like ‘Carol Ann’ (played by Heather O’Rourke in the original) – her arc is actually completely different.
The Gil Kenan-directed movie teams the 6-year-old with the prudent and practiced Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris.