MGM's Poltergeist Remake Gets a Late 2010 Release Date
And we thought this would never happen! We last wrote about MGM's Poltergeist remake more than a year ago, stating only that Ukrainian filmmaker Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog, The Life Before Her Eyes) was attached to direct. ShockTillYouDrop has now confirmed that MGM has set a November 24th, 2010 release date for the new Poltergeist and that Perelman is still directing. According to IMDb, the script was written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White (Boogeyman, Knowing). But no other details were revealed or are currently known at this time, including when it stars shooting or anything about the cast.
The original Poltergeist, released in 1982, was directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Steven Spielberg. The thriller is about a group of ghosts who begin communicating with five-year-old Carol Anne Freeling in her parents' suburban California home via static on the television. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they "kidnap" Carol. The film is still regarded as one of the scariest films ever made. I know I should be opposed to this, but I'm curious to see this kind of story (re)told in today's world. You?