First Look: Sam Rockwell & Rosemarie DeWitt in 'Poltergeist' Remake
Coming this summer from producer Sam Raimi is the remake of the 80s horror favorite Poltergeist. This time it's Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt in the lead roles as parents who find their family threatened by a supernatural forced inside their new home. Monster House director Gil Kenan is at the helm, which seems all too appropriate, and now we have some first look photos from the film, including the iconic shot from the original film that everyone remembers. This likely means that the first trailer is on the way sometime soon, but in the meantime, these photos will have to do. But no sign of Jared Harris yet.
Here's our first look at Gil Kenan's remake of Poltergeist from USA Today:
Director Gil Kenan comments on how they approached the remake:
“Whenever someone approaches material that’s so beloved, there’s a reflexive reaction to be worried. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously. We’re working to make a Poltergeist film that lives up to the original’s legacy.
The original film commented on how we’ve let television get out of control, babysitting our kids. It’s only gotten worse with the handheld portable devices. Screens are everywhere.
The film is super-scary. And it’s scary on its own terms. I am excited to finally be able to share that with the world."
Poltergeist is directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House) and written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rise of the Guardians, Oz: The Great and Powerful). A remake of the classic horror film of the same name, this update from producer Sam Raimi follows a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her. Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Jane Adams and eight-year-old Kennedi Clements star in the film which 20th Century Fox and MGM will release on July 24th.